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The Stampede 

November 30. 1040 (Vol. 6 No. 1) 

through November 22. 1949 (Vol. 4 No. 3) 

Missing Vol. 6 No. 2 and 4. Vol. 7 No. 3, 
all issues from 1944. and Vol. 3 No. 2 

P.H. Welshimer Memorial Library 
Milliqan College TN 37682 

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Published Semi-Monthly By The Students 

VOL. 6. 



Faculty Receives 

The annua! faculty reception 
for the students was held in the 
parlors of Hardin Hall on Sat- 
urday night, September seventh. 
Students were greeted by Pres- 
ident and Mrs. C. E. Burns and 
members of the faculty, who for- 
med the receiving line shortly 
after 8 o'clock. Former students 
of Milligan College presented the 
new man and women to the of- 
ficials and teachers. After the in- 
troductions, the following pro- 
gram was presented in the college 
auditorium under the direction 
of Miss Frances Yearley: 
Invocation Pres. C. E. Burns 
"Tha Old Refrain" by Kreisler 
"The Indian Love Call" by Friml 
Edward Lodter 
(Continued on page 8) 

President Burns Enter- 
tains Senior Boys 

H. J. LEkTHICK, Former President of Milhgan College 

President Burns Sounds 
Keynote for New Year 

On Sunday. September eighth, 
the convocation service was held 
in the Milligan College chapel, 
at which time many guests and 
and friends of the college, as well 
as students, gathered for the 
first church service of the college 
year. President Derthick had 
always reserved for himself 
the privilege of delivering the 
convocation service, and the hon- 
or fell now to his successor, Pres- 
ident Burns. The keynote and 
spirit of the year was represent- 
ed then as a challenge to industry 
and singleness of purpose. Using 
as his text these words: ''Where- 
fore seeing we also are compass- 
ed about with so great a cloud 
of witnesses, let us lay Su,ldc every 
weight, and the sin which doth so 
(Continued on page 6) 

Friday, September 13, Presi- 
dent Burns entertained very 
graciously the boys of the Senior 
Class at the John Sevier Hotel 

The occasion was marked by 
the typical spirit and fellowship 
of Milligan College activities. The 
delicious steak luncheon was 
thoroughly enjoyed by every one. 

After the meal the boys heard 
short talks by President Burns, 
Professor Cochrane. Dean Eyler, 
and Coach Lacey. The theme of 
the meeting was cooperation, the 
idea being presented that the 
common good of all is best served 
through cooperation and work 
well done. Some of the senior 
boys gave short talks in which 
they expressed the belief that 
Milligan will have continued suc- 
cess in the future, as she has en- 
joyed in the past. The class 
pledged its even- effort to the 
betterment of Milligan. 


Faculty Changed 

Several important changes 
have been made in the faculty. 
President H. J. Derthick, presi- 
i dent of Milliean College for twen- 
ty three years, resigned, and Mrs. 
Derthick, former LVanof Women, 
and Assistant to the President, | 
also retired. Professor C. E. | 
Burns, former head of the Social j 
Science Department, has taken 
up the presidential duties. Mrs. : 
Kathleen Adams Bowman, the 
new Dean of Women, has relin- 
quished her position as teacher of 
the secretarial sciences to Mrs. 
Helen Nave, who was Mrs. Der- 
thick's assistant. Mrs. Burns, 
wife of the president, is in charge 
of the Boarding Department. 

These changes made it neces- 
sary to secure the new teacher of 
social science, Professor J. Fred 
Holly. Mr. Holly, a native 
of Elizabethton, did his 
undergraduate work at Milligan. 

Students Here From 

Thirteen States 

Seven Come From 
Puerto Rico 

(Continued on page 8 

Milligan College officially op- 
ened September 4. More than 
three hundred students enrolled, 
including people from 13 states 
and seven from Puerto Rico. 
Tennessee heads the list with the 
largest number of students. Vir- 
ginia is next, with 72 represent- 
atives. Ten students come from 
North Carolina, nine from Ken- 
tucky and four from Ohio. Hav- 
ing two representatives each are 
Indiana, Florida and Georgia. 
Texas, Massachusetts, Mississip- 
pi, Delaware and Pennsylvania 
each send one. 

The Freshman class comprises 
34 per cent of the student body. 
There are 1 10 day students. The 
number of boys and girls is al- 
most equal. 

(Continued on page 7) 

Pardee Hall Has New 


The old leather chairs and 
couch that for so many years 
received the visitors in the parlor 
of Pardee Hall are now no more 
than relics of the past. Modern, 
beautiful new chairs and couch- 
es have cheered and brightened 
the parlor to a very great extent. 
The furniture was purchased 
by the voluntary contributions 
of the boys and faculty members 
residing in the boys' dormitory. 
Mrs. Cochrane was in charge of 
the selection of the new furniture 
and the decoration of the parlor. 
jThe covers for chairs and the 
■ Venetian blinds have not as yet 
been installed but we are sure 
; they will give an even more 
! cheery aspect, to the boys' parlor. 
The parlor of Pardee Hall is a 
place where dignilied young men 
may gather together or proudly 
receive their visitors. 



SEPTEMBER 30. 1940 


Published bi-weekly by the students of Jlilligan 


Subscription Price $100 per year 


Editor . - - Reable Griffith 

Junior Associate Editor - Charles Akard 
Feature Editors - David Trotter, Shelby 

Jett, Rub" Youn<? 
Sports Editors - - Aubrey Painter 

Bill Monahan 
Girls' Sports Reporter - Janette Breeding 

Reporters - 


Sunshine Teilman, Mary Sue 
Ringstaff, Tevis Cole, Jean 
Mitchell, Lawrence Gilliam, 
Kathrvn Davis, Edna Earl? 
Heaten, Richard Cantrell, 
Walter Dorricott 

Prof. J. F. Holly- 
Business Staff 
Business and Circulation Manager 

Fred Dellinger 
Assistants - - G. C. Hayes, James 

Henry Robb 
Typists - - Gene McXeeley, Vioiet 
May, Eileen Ellis, Eve- 
lyn Ellis 

Director of Printing A. W. Gray 

Assistant - - Mrs. A. W. Gray | 

Typesetters: Charles Akard, Archie Gray, 

Ruth Gray, Phyllis Graj.Levi Williams 
Walt Dorricott, Fred Greer, Tom Gray 


J. F. Holly 

For the past fifty years the 
United States has been dedicated 
to the preservation of competi- 
tion within the economic con- 
fines of the nation. This policy 
was initiated in 18!'0 b}' the pas- 
sage of the Sherman Anti-Trust 
Act which declared illegal "every 
contract, combination in the 
form of a trust or otherwise, or 
conspiracy, in restraint of trade 
or commerce among the several 
States or with foreign nations." 
The "sin" of business combina- 
tions in American folklore of the 
time was comparable to the con- 
ception of sin in the religious 

From 1890 to 1933 the admin- 
istration of the act "then hot and 
then cold." Under the eider 
tors. A few individuals in the cast are not con- Roosevelt and Taft, enforcement 
cerned with putting the program over but only was of the vigorous "big stick" 
in becoming conspicuous themselves. On the oth- 1 variety. From their regime until 

] the time of the arrival of Thur- 

The Stage is Set 

The stage is set : grass for the carpet, trees 
and four buildings for the furnishings, Buffalo 
Mountain for the backdrop, and the sun and 
the moon for lights. The actors are on tbe stage 
and the first few opening lines have been gotten 
through- Our drama is underway and offers for 
the audience a cross-section of life. The title of 
the play - - Milligan College. 

There has already been and will be bits of 
comedy, touches of tragedy, and points of high dra- 
ma. Some of our actors are inexperienced and are 
depending on their luck, wit, and intuition to see 
them through. Others have been in similar plays 
but never with these exact lines. Of course, in the 
main, the success of the play depends upon the 
actors. Some are scared, others are too sure of 
themselves. Some will stay stuck in their little 
corner of the stage during the entire time, and 
and whenever they will speak a line they will 
muffle it and miss their opportunity to make 
good. Some already are running around on the 
stage without plan or purpose - - to the distract- 
ion of the audience, the directors, and other ac- 

er hand, there is some real talent. 

This publication endeavors to foster the ideals 
for which the student body la ever striving; 
namely, higher scholarship, cleaner sportsman- 
ship, and finer comradeship. It endeavors to rep- 
resent the school in all its aspects and to print, 
[in an accurate and engaging way, everything of 
I news interest concerning it. 

In the course of the play, there will come out ; man Arnold on the Washington 
love and hate, courage and cowardice, industry I scene, enforcement was lax. In 
and indolence, magnaminity and meanness. The 1 1938 President Roosevelt ap- 
actors will put into their various roles what they j pointed Thurman Arnold as his 
themselves are and feel. The audience, aside from Assistant Attorney-General in 
each actor's own little cheering section, is as yet I charge of anti-trust prosecutions, 
unprejudiced. Although it is for the most part j Previous to his appointment 
just, nevertheless it is rather critical. This au-j Arnold had served as onetime 
dience, like all audiences, is willing to pay to see Mayor of Laramie, Wyoming 
only a good performance. i and professor of law at Yale. 


The greatest sin: Fear 

The best day: Today 

The best town : Where you succeed 

The most agreeable companion: One 
who would not have you any different from 
what you are. 

The great bore: One who will not come 
to the point 

A still greater bore: One who keeps on 
talking after he has made his point 

The greatest deceiver: One who deceiv- 
es himself 

The greatest invention of the devil: 

The greatest secret of production: Sav- 
ing waste 

The best work: What you like 

The best play: Work 

The greatest comfort: The knowledge 
that you have done your work well 

The greatest mistake: Giving up 

The most expensive indulgence: Hate 

The cheapest, stupidest, and easiest 
thing to do : Finding fault 

So here in opening scene of the first act, we 
urge all the participants to give it all they have 
and remind them that, "The play's the thing". 

The greatest trouble maker: One who 
talks too much 

The greatest stumbling block: Egotism 

The most ridiculous asset: Pride 

The worst bankrupt: The soul that has 
lost its enthusiasm 

The cleverest man: One who always 
does what he thinks is right 

The most dangerous person: The liar 

The most disagreeable person : The corn- 

The best teacher: One who makes you 
want to learn 

The meanest feeling of which any hu- 
man being is capable : Feeling bad at the suc- 
cess of another 

The greatest need: Common sense 

The greatest puzzle: Life 

The greatest mystery: Death 

The greatest thought: God 

The greatest thing, bar none, in all the 
world: Love. 

A few years back, in 1937 to 
be exact, Arnold published his 
Folklore of Capitalism, in which 
he joking!}' called capitalism the 
"true faith." Since then he has 
experienced a decided change in 
attitude and in his latest book, 
The Bottlenecks of Business(19i0) 
he became sober and stated that 
capitalism is "the only type of 
economic structure in which go- 
vernment is free and in which 
the human spirit is free." This 
change in attitude has been com- 
parable to the change in the en- 
forcement of the anti-trust laws 

To this very day Arnold con- 
tinues his vigorous attack upon 
business "cooperation" in direct 
opposition to the pressure that is 
on him to slow down. It has al- 
ready been suggested by the re- 
cently formed Defence Comniis- 
(Continued on page 8) 

SEPTEMBER 30. 1940 




Old Buffalo has been idle all summer, 
but September 3rd his eye became keen, and 
his ear the same when students started ar- 
riving on the hill from all directions. For 
the past three weeks he has watched and 
listened and is now ready to report. 

Shorty: Allie says she'll be faithful to 
the end. 

Cagle: Yeah, but you're the halfback! 

In the mix-up of registration, an upper- 
classman having difficulty with his schedule 
remarked in disgust, "I'd like to take chloro- 

Overhearing him, Steve Bowen answer- 
ed, "Me too; who teaches it?" 

The strings have, for the most part, been 
ricked u~i where they were dropped last year 
— the little peanut girl still has hers — not 
only first string, but Captain. 

There are too many Senior boys who 
have not bsen taken yet. Haven't they learn- 
ed yet that "MilPgan's the place to find a 
wife?" What cha say, Easterling, Quails, 
McNeeley, Kegley, Torbett, Dellinger? 

This year's crop of freshman girls has 
some of the upperclass girls worried, but a 
few of the old girls have been able to hold 
their own. 

Tate picked out of the crop a Miss Huh- 
Huh, from Etowah. Any relation to Chief 
Wahoo ? 

Captain Bob Easterling is out for all 
conference honors this year — of course, we 
mean in football — but that's just "Half" of 

Lawrence Gilliam turns Romeo again. 
Look out for him when 6:45 rolls around. 
The victim seems to be Jefferies Cooper. 

If Jocko Hayes isn't careful, he is going 
to get mixed up in a family quarrel — Sisters 
will be sisters. 

Kink's average income is between two 
and two-thirty, A. M. 

Sentiments of a jilted upperclassman : 
"Her loved I 
Me loved she 
Him has came 
Curses to he." 

What is the attraction Milligan still has 
for Cooper? 

Oh, to be a freshman, eh June? 

Belles of the reception: Mrs. Bowman. 
Violet May, Nancy Smith, Lelia Perez, Nan- 
ny Mathes, and Lake Johnson. 

Nita still likes tall, dark, handsome 
Southern gentlemen. 

You've heard of the man on the street; 
well, go one step farther and you have tha 
man in the gutter — that's Scoop Monahan. 

Have you met that two-faced Fuller girl ? 

Uncle Lodge was a recent visitor on the 
campus. He and Kathleen are still at it — 
yeah, at each other's throats. 

Who was captivated by a summer flir- 
tation, Kathryn or Oris? 

It seems Spraker has at last found 
another 'little girl'. 

Our big blond hero was limping becaust 
he had a sore foot — or was it a sore heart 
with no one to heal it. 

Tater: Through Sahara's worst sand- 
storm, I have come to thee, dear. 

Anna Lee: Aye, Tater, surely thou must 
be a man of grit. 

Break down, McNeeley, and give the 
freshmen a chance. The girl back home 
won't mind, much. 

Literary description of Prof. Holly: "He 
stoops to conquer". 

America, the land of opportunity Mimi 
agrees — did that bring the others? 

It's a Riddle to us how Morrell gets to 
school every morning. 

Harry Long has been taking "Six Les- 
sons from Madame Lazonga". Can you speak 
Spanish yet, Harry? 

Irene Walsh is a good authority on "the 
taste and best use of Palmolive Soap". 

Which one of the Freshman girls proud- 
ly exhibited her little black date book and 
why? Some of the rest of the girls want a 
chance, too, Virginia. 

Speaking of date books, Jocko is having 
trouble — maybe a date book might help 

June Meredith can't seem to get along 
with more than one Mathes at a time. Is 
a roommate enough to contend with? 

Lillian Holt is terribly hardhearted ! All 

Now we know who Yehudi is ! The lit- 
tle man who wasn't there; and he likes ham- 
burger buns and moonlight hikes! 


by Mary Sue Ringstaff 

Katherine Brown 

Kay Brown was born in Bland, 
Virginia, where she attended 
grammar and high school. 
After graduating from high 
school, she graduated from Mar- 
ian Junior College. Kay came to 
Milligan in 1939, one of the rea- 
sons being that she passed the 
campus once and, thinking it a 
beautiful spot, decided that it 
would be a nice place to spend a 
semester. She then had no idea 
that she would spend two years 

Kay decided, when she first 
came, to major in psychology be- 
cause she thought she would be 
able at sometime in life to solve 
some problems, which, by the 
way, are still worrying her. 

When Kay was asked about 
her honors, she handed me an old 
Marian College paper, from 
which the following was extract- 

"Kay Brown— regular college 
course, dramatics, President of 
Senior Class, Maid of Honor-1938 
Delta Psi Omega-1938." 

When asked her ambition, she 
said, "Right now it's to get 
through college and get a diploma 
to hang on the wall at home for 
Mother and Dad to grin over." 
She does have a business course 
in mind sometime in the future 
but she doesn't believe in crossing 
bridges until you come to them. 

Her motto is take it easy, en- 
joy life, because one is dead a 
long time. Her hobby is collect- 
ing snapshots. 

To Kay, we say, continue to 
take life easy and you're sure to 
enjoy it. 

Robert Edward Rice 

Robert Rice, better known as 
"Shag", was born at Milligan. 
He moved toErwinatthe tender 
age of five,, and entered Elm 
Street Grammar School at the 
age of five years. He graduated 
from Unicoi High School in '37, 
where he took part in everything 
(Continued on page 6) 



SEPTEMBER .-0 1940 

Nice Going 


By Sports Editors 

We're Proud 
Of You 

Buffaloes Stampede Cumberland 

The Milligan College "Bui-' 
faloes" continued their stam- 
pede under the lights at Leba- 
non by taking the Cumb2r- 
land "Lawyers" into camp by '• 
the tune of 13-0 in their first 
Smoky Mountain Conference 
game Saturday. 

The "Buffaloes" struck 
from the air twice in the 
third quarter to score both 
touchdowns. Cumberland's 
goal line was first crossed by 
Blessing, when he received a 
30-yard pass from Brummitt : 
the second touchdown was at- 
tained by the same pair, this 
time by virtue of a 35-yard 
pass. Rice converted after I 
the second touchdown. 

"Shag" Rice, all-conference 
prospect, played a bang-up 
game at the tackle post while 
Brummitt and Williams were I 
shining in the backfie'd. 

Bill Blackwell, Buff's star 
wing-back, suffered a leg in- 
jury in the second quarter, 
and had to be removed from 
the game. 

The boys from Coach La- 
cey's camp entered the game 
under severe handicap. Bill 
Showalter, who has been 
nursing a leg injury, started 
the game, but had to be re- 
moved before the game was 
three minutes old. 

Cumberland was within but 
20 yards of Milligan goal 
throughout the entire game ; 
the Buffs' wall holding up very 
strong against the Cumber- 
land power plays. The "Law- 
yers' " vaunted passing at- 
tack did not click due to the 
hard charging Buff line. Sta- 
tistics showed they completed 
only four out of 18 passing 
attempts. The other side of 
the slate shows Milligan at- 
tempted 14 and completed 
four, but two were for touch- 


Pos. Cumberland 







Looking Ahead At 


Milligan Frosh Trampled Buffs Beat Austin Peay 
By KnoxvilleHigh 

Many of the Loys who served 
on our team last year are gone 
this year but we remember their 
good spirit and fine play of last ; 
year. Among those not back 
this year are : Captains Bill Pike 
and EddieO'Donnell, who played 
at half-back and center, respec- 
tively; Temus Bright and Auno 
Koskinen, tackles; Dud Roberts,- 
Jim Peace, Bernie Webb, half- 
backs; Johnce Howington, full- 
back; and Sam Lawson, a block- 
ing back. However, we hope 
that Coach Lacey will uncover 
some new men to replace the 
veterans lost last year. 

The Buffaloes looked good in 
capturing the game from Austin 
Peay by the score of 12-0. There 
were no outstanding stars in the 
game; However, those look- 
ing good were: Bo Brummitt, 
Hope Burton, and Big Bill Sho- 
walter in the back field and co- 
captain Riggs, Blondie Stone, 
"Jo-Jo" Delhnger and Charles 
Dagata in the line. 

Bernie Webb is doing a good 
job as freshman coach. 

Jimmie Senter has succeeded 
Star Wood as assistant coach of 

Ted Alexander won ten games 
and lost one in the coal fields 
this summer. 

On Friday the thirteenth, the 
Milliran College 1940 Freshman 
team left the campus enroute to 
Knoxville. The boys showed a 
good spirit anc hoped to turn 
the bad luck on tne Bobcats 

The Milligan College Buffaloes 
opened their 1940 football sea- 
son with a hard earned 12-0 
victory over the veteran Austin 
Peay eleven Saturday, under the 
lights, at Roosevelt stadium. 

Football history was written 
with the initial presentation of 
"Ladies' Night" as a feature at- 
traction "Ladies' Night" was 



Out For 

The Bobcats had ioo much pow- [introduced into the sporting 
er for our unorganized freshmen world by Isaac Hedges, official 
team, who took a pounding to | of the St. Louis Browns, during 
the tune of 30 to 0. ] the World War days as a gate 
Despite the overwhelming attraction for the fair sex at 
score, there were several fresh- 1 baseball games. The event is 
men who showed the lans a fine | frequently practiced at baseball, 
trick in the line and backfield | wrestling, boxing, and basket- 
j pall events and many other oc- 
casions throughout the United 
States, but Saturday was the 
first time in the history of foot- 
ball such an attraction has 

been offered. 

The intramural program was Coach Steve Lacey's herd en- 
organized and set on foot last I tered the game as underdogs, 
year to replace the girls' inter- 'being outweighed ten pounds to 
collegiate basketball. It affords ; the man, with a week's less prac- 
an outlet for girls interested in \ tice under the belt, and pitted 
athletics and also gives them an against a veteran team. In spite 
opportunity to earn a letter. At cf these odds, the Buffs kept 
the end of last year the intram- fighting and came out on top. 

ural group elected captains fori 
for this 

the athletic activities 
year. They are: 

Lilia Perez — — Tennis 

Eldena Martin — 
Kitty Allen — 
















A girls' tennis tournament is 

now m progress. 






P. Smith 










A 33 - yard pass from Hope 
Burton to Charley D'Agata in 
Yollev Ball and j tDe closing minutes of the first 
Badminton I quarter brought the ball to 
Helen Graybeal — Bowling and Austin Pea 3'' s 17 >' ard line - The 
Shuffleboard second quarter opened with 

Janette Breeding Softball three successive tries by BUI 

The girls have already begun I Showalter and brought the ball 

, , m - to the one yard stripe. Burton 

the intramural program. Tennis, , * . , ., 

, ,. j . ■ ., shot through the right side, scor- 

bowlrng, and archery arem the . ,,.,,. & , ,. & „ ', , 
,. ,. ?. . ing Milligan s first tally. Birelev s 

limelight just now. = f ■,,,,„ ., 

educated toe sailed the ball wide. 

A scoreless third period follow- 
ed; it was not until the closing 
three minutes of play that Shor- 
ty Williams took the visitors' 
fumble on the fly and raced to 
the 35 yard stripe. An exchange 
(Continued on page 5) 

Middle Age : When you begin to 
exchange your emotions for sym- 
toms. Irvin S. Cobb 

The extreme penalty for bigamy? 
Two mothers-in-law. 

SEPTEMBER 30, 1940 



Buffs Beat Austin Peay 

(Continued from page 4) 

of punts followed. Milligan re 
ceived the best of the exchange 
by possessing the ball on the 
thirty. The Lacey men got the 
goal line urge and could not be 
stopped. Brummett picked up 
13 yards in his first try, 9 yards 
in his second attempt, and on 
his third thrust placed the ball 
on the 1 foot line. Williams went 
over for the second tally, but his 
placement hit the bar and bowed 
back. Milligan chalked 10 first 
downs, while the Middle Tennes- 
seans collected four and never 
got closer than the Buff 30 yard 

Coach Lacey compliments hib 
squad on their passing defence 
for the knocking down of five of 
Austin Peay's ten passing at- 

Lacey 's boys were set back 30 
yards, while Bo Brown's boys 
were penalized 20 yards. 
McWhirter LE D'Agata 

Robrett LT Spraker 

Killebrew LG R'ggs 

Price C Stone 

Nobs RG Dellinger 

Harper RT Rice 

Caraway RE Blessing 

Badgett QB Burton 

Harvey LH Blackwell 

Pelley KH Easterling 

Temming FB Showalter 

Subs: Austin Peay: Knox, El- 
liot, BluKburn, Rutledge. 

Milligan: Bradshaw, Da- 
vis, Bireley, Garner, Williams, 
BrummiU, Jett, Lane, Cure, 

Austin Peay: - 

Milligan: 6 6 - 12 

Students See Boys Off 
To C. U. 

As the football boys got into 
the bus to leave for Cumberland 
University, Thursday morning 
at 8:15, students were there to 
give them a rousing send-off. 
Classes were dismissed in order 
that all could take part. As the 
bus pulled out, The team waved 
piomises to do their best. 

"M" Club Has New 

At a call meeting of the M 
Club on September 5, officers for 
the new year were elected. Bob 
Rice is the new president, Bernie 
Webb, vice-president, "Jo-Jo" 
Dellinger, secretary-treasurer and 
Bill Blackwell, sergeant-at-arms. 

Five new members were voted 
into the Club. Jack Ankeny and 
David Trotter were eligible 
through their work as cheerlead- 
ers, Johnny Johnson qualified 
through baseball, and W. T. 
Mather through tennis. 

'1 he business of awarding let- 
ters to cheerleaders was discus- 
sed. It was decided that letters 
should be voted to cheerleaders 
each year. 

The M Club is one of the most 
active clubs on the hill. It is 
made up of athletes from all 
sports, managers, and cheerlead- 
ers. Around this group is based 
the athletic program of Milligan. 

The purpose of this club is to 
promote sportsmanship and to 
encourage clean athletics at, Mil- 
ligan College. The club will go a 
long way to uphold this purpose. 

Pep Rallied For 

Austin Peay Game 

The first pep meeting of the 
year was called by Kink Peery 
on Tuesday, September 9. A 
group of enthusiastic students 
met in the gymnasium to show 
their support for the Buffs of 
'40. The gym resounded with 
cheers, led by students who were 
ambitious to be chosen as cheer- 
leaders. Arousing talks were 
made by President Burns, Dean 
Eyler, the coaches, and the cap- 

Lilia Perez, energetic senorita 
from Puerto Rico, did her part 
by making a pep talk in Span- 
ish for the benefit of the other 
Puerto Ricans. They all joined 
in a Spanish yell which would set 
any team on fire. 

After singing the Alma Mater, 
the group left the gym, determin- 
ed that the team will have their 
unanimous support. 

Side-Line Notes 

by Bill Monahan 

Milligan students provided 
"half" entertainment for spec- 
tators with a "snake-dance" 
which was gratefully received by 
all. Milligan'scheerleading section 
was kept in constant action, un- 
der the directing head cheerleader 
Jack Ankeny and his assistants 
David Trotter and Lilia Perez, 
and spurred the Buffs on to vic- 

Bradshaw, robust Milligan 
tackle, who tips the scales at 225 
pounds, looked plenty good and 
should see plenty of action for 
the orange and black this year. 

Lilia Perez, Milligan's Puerto 
Rican cheerleader, attracted 
much attention from the stands. 
Her unique style was favorably 
received by all. 

Freshman game entries looked 
plenty good. 

Milligan invaded the Smoky 
Mountain Conference circle when 
they traveled to Lebanon to meet 
the Cumberland University 
eleven Friday, Sept. 20. 

About 1500 fans were on hand 
for the opening kick-off. 

Cheer Leaders Elected 

Seven people were out for 
cheerleading this year; five girls 
and two boys. The candidates 
were given opportunity to lead 
the crowd in cheers, and the re- 
sponses were compared Care was 
taken to select those who could 
best lead Milhganites in display- 
ing their support for the Buffal- 

After the tryouts, the decision 
was left to members of the "M" 
Club. Jack Ankeny, David Trot- 
ter, anb Lilia Perez were elected. 



The smallest squad in five 
years met on Anglin field Sept- 
ember 2 for their first practise. 

The National Guard took 
four boys from the squad, 
marriage took a senior tackle 
and another tackle did not re- 
turn, making a total loss of six- 
teen men through graduation 
and failure of other boys to 

The squad is shaping up fairly 
well to have so many inexper- 
ienced men on it. The boys have 
good pep for their second weeks 
practice. The team will not be 
as strong as it was last year but 
will give a good account of itself 
in every game. 

It appears now that the start- 
ing team will be Birelv or Bless- 
ing at right end, D'Agata or 
Davis at left end, Rice right 
tackle, Spraker left tackle, 
Riggs or Dellinger guard, 
Cure or Stone center, Black- 
well, Burton, or Brummitt 
halfback, Easterling quarterback, 
and Showalter fullback. 

The first eleven will be fairly 
strong, but the reserves are ex- 
ceptionally weak in every respect. 

The schedule is as follows: 


Austin Peay here Sept. 14 

Cumberland Uni there Sept. 21 

Teachers there Sept. 28 

Maryville here (Home Coming) Oct. 4 

Carson Newman. Oct. 19 

Emory 6 Henry here Oct. 26 

Tusculum there Nov. 2 

King here Nov. 8 

Bluefield College....there Nov. 21 



SEPTEMBER 30, 1940 

Freshman Girls Are 

By now all freshmen girls have 
or should have been properly in- 
itiated into the school life at Mil- 
ligan College. They have been 
brought before the high court of 
justice and tried for their mis- 
demeanors. And now b3 the per- 
mission of the upper class girls 
' they may take their seats just 
back of the more learned and try 
to learn something of the deeper 
philosophies of life. 

Monday evening, Sept. 16, 
1940, the upper class girls met in 
Hardin ..all to determine what 
was the best manner of enlighten- 
ing and properly initiating the 
would-be freshmen girls into the 
prevailing spirit at Milligan. 
There was the problem of being 
too severe or being too lenient 
The course chosen did not prove 
to be too severe and yet was just 
enough to bring low the high and 
haughty seniors of the past year 
at High School and to usher in 
the dawn of a new school life — 
that of a freshman at Milligan. 

Before the great and mighty 
court of the upper classmen these 
seemingly unworthy creatures 
were brought to be tried and 
judged by the eminent judges, 
Ruby Smith and Kathleen Edens 
for all such matters as neglect of 
teeth, clowning, failure to clean 
rooms and being a 'Peeping Tom' 
(peeping down peoples' throats). 
Not one escaped the venerable 
judges — no, not one new-comer 
to this campus; even Mrs. Burns 
and Nurse Smith were found 
guilty of being new-comers. The 
force of this high court was swift 
and sure, yet all victims bore 
their punishments with courage 
and understanding. 

For their further enlightment 
Dorothy Fox and her cohorts pre- 
pared a well rounded program of 
music and drama. A skit — "Jessie 
James" illustrated in a very dra- 
matic way the fate of all wrong 
doers. A song entitled "Frankie 
& Johnnie" was sung by the fam- 
ous songsters Kathleen Edens, 
Dorothy Fox, Katheryne Davis, 
Virginia Reneau, accompanied 
by Janette on the harmonica. In_ 

Sunday School Classes 

The girls' Sunday School 
Class, sponsored by Mrs. Bow- 
man, assembled in the chapel 
September 8, for their first meet- 
ing. The service was opened 
with a song by the congregation 
and an introductory talk by Mrs. 
Bowman. Officers were elected 
for the first semester. 

President Reable Griffith 

V. President — — Violet May 
See.-Treas. — Edna E. Heaton 
Pianists — — Kathryn Davis 
Evelyn Cansler 
Song Leaders - Mary N. Mathes 
Dorthy Fox 

After the election, Coach 
Lacey was inl reduced. He pre- 
sented a very helpful lesson at 
this first meeting of the class, 
and will have charge of the 
class quite often. 

The boys' Sunday School 
Class met in the Pardee Hall, 
September 8, and elected officers 
for the first semeseter. 
President — — — Edwin Fox 
V. President — Henry Kegley 
Sec.-Treas. — — Bryan Stone 

After the election, Professor 
Cochrane gave a talk on the 
Sunday School program for the 
year, and a welcome to all the 
new members of the class. 

Broadcast Hour 

The Sunday afternoon half- 
hour organ recitals with Prof. E 
G. Lodter at the console of the 
George W. Keys Memorial organ 
have been resumed. The broad- 
cast originates in the college 
chapel at four-thirty. 

A varied program of classical, 
and popular music is given. The 
student body and public are in- 
vited to attend. 

deed Miss Yearty must have been 
surprised to learn of the abun- 
dant operatic talent among the 
upper class girls. 

After this very delightful hour, 
refreshments were served in the 
front parlors of Hardin Hall. 

U.D.C. Guests On 

Curtain Going Up ! 

Tuesday. September tenth, the 
United Daughters of the Confed- 
eracy had a luncheon at the Hop- 
wood Memorial Church. Dr. and 
Mrs. C. M. Eyler, Miss Frances 
Yearley, and Prof E. G Lodter 
were their guests. Dr. Eyler 
welcomed the members to Mil- 
ligan College. 

At two-thirty. Professor Lod- 
ter gave an organ recital in the 
chapel. "Southern Fantasy" was 
dedicated especially to the U. D 

"Estrellita"- - Ponce 
"Londonderry Air" Kohlmann 
"Southern Fantasy"- - Ha ike 
"Indian Love Call"- - Friml 
"Smilin ' Through" - - Penn 
"Indian Summer" - - Hubert 

Junior Class Elects 
Associate Editors 

Try-Outs For Admis- 
sion To Milligan Col- 
lege Players 

The Junior Class met Friday, 
September 20, with Mary Sue 
Ringstaff in charge, for the elec- 
tion of the Junior Associate Edi- 
tor of the Stampede. Charles 
Akard was elected by a large 
majority. Lawrence Gilliam was 
elected by acclamation as Junior 
Associate Editor for the Annual, 

Miss Cantrell Returns 
To Northwestern 

Miss Nancy Cantrell, College 
Representative, has returned to 
Northwestern University to re- 
sume her work in the Speech De- 
partment there. She is working 
toward her M. A. degree in 

Tom Wagoner Award- 
ed Scholarship at 

Another signal honor has 
come to one of Milliaan's gradu- 
ates. Thomas Edwin Wagoner, 

"All the world is a stage 

And all the men and women 
merely players." 
— Shakespeare 

By way of introduction to 
those as yet unaquainted with 
the club, the Milligan College 
Players is an organisation whose 
purpose is "to stimulate interest 
in the college dramatic activities 
by affording an opportunity for 
those of the student body inter- 
ested in any phase of dramatic 
work, to render their services to- 
ward the promotion of the status 
of the organized group." 

The members of the club at 
the initial meeting of the year on 
Friday September 20, invested 
the administrative capacities for 
the first semester in: 
David Trotter - - President 
Walter Dorricott - - Vice Presi- 

Violet Mae - - Secretary 
Emma Good- • Treasurer 

Miss Floyd Childs, Depart- 
ment Adviser, presented challeng- 
ing plans for the year's program. 
The cast of "What A Life" and 
the technical staff of that produc- 
tion were elected to become mem- 
bers of Milligan College Players. 
These new members are, Olin 
Ripley, John Hall, Blanche Fair, 
Kenneth Kennedy and Bill 

In accordance with provisions 
for admission to the club, the 
stage for try-outs is set for Mon- 
day night, September 30, 8:00- 
9:00. Try Out! 

of Roan Mountain, Tennessee, 
who graduated with the class of 
1939, has been awarded a schol- 
arship in the Vanderbilt Uni- 
versity. Mr. Wagoner will take 
up his study there in sanitation 
some time this month. 

SEPTEMBER 30. 1940 



Students Hike To 

Saturday. September 21, was 
"pleasure time" for man}', as ap- 
proximately one hundred Milli- 
gan students hiked to the Laurels 
for an outdoor picnic. Prof. J. G. 
Long, who headed the group, ad- 
mitted the students were e little 
too energetic on the way. The 
ice-cream factory, as well as 
"Aunt Rhodie's", was a welcome 
sight. The "Buffalo Gals" were 
puffing so, they had . to eat ice 
cream between puffs. Regular 
"cream puffs!" 

The food was prepared 
by Mrs C. E Burns and includ- 
ed everything from bacon to po- 
tato chips. After five or six hot- 
dogs, and several pints of punch, 
everyone joined in a cheer for 
Mrs. Burns. Some felt they could 
hike back, but the majority fa- 
vored the bus. 

Prof. Hyder Shows 

Students from 13 States 

(Continued from page 1) 

Last year there were two girls | 
from Puerto Rico here. When j 
they returned this fall, they 
brought with them five other 
girls. Emerita and Usula Lopaz; 
are Freshman and plan to major! 
in Home Economics. When they 
finish, they want to return to 
Puerto Rico to teach. Maria 
Sepulveda and Blanca Vargas are 
also Freshmen, majoring in Eng- 
lish and Home Economics, re- 
spectively. Edna Perez is a 
Junior and is completing the Pre- 
Med course. All the girls are fond 
of sports, especially swimming 
and tennis. They like Milligan 
very much, and say the only dif- 
ficulty they have in understand- 
ing English is when one talks too 
rapidly, which is more often 
than not. They saw their first 
football game when Milligan 
beat Austin Peay. Basketball ^re- 
dominates in Puerto Rican 

What is virtue but repose 
of mind? — James Thomson 

After returning from the picnic, 
pleasure time was continued as 
Prof. ( Agfa) Hyder showed sever- 
al rolls of colored films taken on 
the campus. The pictures were all 
colorfull and interesting. Out- 
standing were the close-ups of 
the flowers and of the buildings. 
Vivid pictures ol the sunset and 
skyline brought forth exclama- 
toin from beauty lovers. Con- 
gratulations, Prof- Hyder. Here's 
for more Kodocbromes! 

Glee Club Orgnizes 

Tuesriay evening, Sept. 17, the 
Glee Club met for organization 
The lollowmg olficers were elec- 
President — — Henry Kegley 

V. President Dorothy Fox 

Secretary Kathleen Edens 

Treasurer Ralph Morell 

Prof. Lodter is accompanist. 

The club is one of the most 
active on the campus, meeting 
on Tuesday and Thursday 
nights. Miss Yearley is well- 
pleased with the students' re- 
sponse and is planning an inter- 
esting program for the year. 

Tate is Presidentof Pre- 
Med Club 

The Pre-Med Club met Mon- 
day September 8, for the pur- 
pose of organization. Vince Tate 
was elected President, Jo-Jo Del- 
linger, Vice President, and John 
Hall, Secretary and Treasurer. 
Plans were discussed for the 
coming year. Several persons 
prominent in the medical life of 
vicinity have been asked to 
the club. A variety of activities 
has been planned for the forth- 
coming year, such as attendance 
at autopsies and operations. 
The club roll is now open for new 
members. Any person desiring to 
join should write a letter of ap- 
plication and present it to one of 
the officers. 

Alpha Psi Omega 
Elects Officers 

The Alpha Psi Omega held its 
first official meeting on Friday, 
September 13. The first official 
business was th- election of of- 
ficers. The following officers 
were elected: President, Jean 
Mitchell; V. President, Vince 
Tate: and Sec.-Treas., Walter 

After the election of officers, 
plans were laid for the new year. 
With the Alpha Psi as a nucleus 
Milligan should produce some 
fine plays this j'ear. 

The Fraternity was sorry to 
lose three of its members; Myra 
Cox. Beetle Williams, and Gwen 
Mathes. There will be more per- 
sons qualified for membership 
after the fall production, and 
the Fraternity has planned a full 

Volunteer Band 

Outlines Work 

The Volunteer Band met Sep- 
tember 9, in the prayer room, 
under the supervision of Profes- 
sor Carpenter. A short program 
was presented and I hen the old 
members of the Band told their 
experiences in religious work dur- 
ing the summer. President Burns 
gave a short talk on the duties 
of the band. 

At the second meeting officers 
for the first semester were 

President - David Trotter 
Vice-president — Kay Sluder 
Secretary-treasurer - Kitty Allen 
Song Leader - Margaret Byrd 
Pianist - June Farmer 

Christian Endeavor 

Elects Officers 


On Sunday evening, Septem- 
ber 8, Christian Endeavor met in 
the chapel under the leadership 
of President Burns. After a brief, 
introductory talk by Sunshine 
Teilmann, officers were chosen 
for the frist semester. 
Pres. — Sunshine Teilmann 

V. Pres. Bryan Stone 

Secretary-Treas. — Kitty Allen 

Pianist Florence Hale 

Song Leaders Bill Norton 

Anita Bowman 

New Furniture 

Due to a recent acquisition 
Pardee Hall has taken its own 
place beside the "ritzy" spots 
of the campus. New furni- 
ture has added color and com- 
fort to the parlor of the boys' 
dormitory. "M" Club initia- 
tes find this soft, blue-tone 
furniture very enticing, but 
Mrs. Cochrane urges "no sit- 
down strikes". Some of the 
boys expressed their appre- 
ciation by mentioning how 
nice it would be to have their 
young "hanky-panks" over 
for a Par-dee? Par-haos. 
Birthday Greetings 

The notes of "Happy birth- 
day to you" rang out in the 
dining hall September 14, as 
it was President Burns' b ; rth- 
day. The music wasn't so 
good, President, but the 
words expressed the thought. 

Sports Items 

"Angel" Bradshaw threat- 
ens to be a favorite of the 
fairer sex in the coming foot- 
ball games. Mavbe it's his 
curly hair? — Maybe! 

The snake dance around 
the field Saturday night seed- 
ed to add a lot of pep at the 
half. Here's for more of 'em 
in the future and perhaps a 
bonfire before the games. 
Could be called the "Buffalo 
Stomp" instead of Snake 

Believe it or not although 
Cincinnati of the National 
League has clinched the pen- 
nant, they have scored fewer 
runs than any team in the 
c'rcuit. Cleveland hasn't won 
the American pennant yet 
but they have expressed their 
hate of "Reds". True Ameri- 
cans, these Indians. 


So much political chatter 
has been disturbing those on 
the campus that some kind of 
organization has seemed nec- 

With Professor Holly as 
supervisor several of the boys 
taking Economics or Social 
Sciences have organized a 
"Friday Night Session". Of- 
ficers are to be elected Friday, 
September 20. Various issues 
are to be discussed, and all 

(Continued on page 8) 



SEPTEMBER 30, 1940 

Faculty Reception 

(Continued from page 1) 
A Selection of Readings 

Miss Nancy Cantrell 
"Little Star" by La Forge 
"The French Clock" by Kountz 
Mrs. John Fugate 
"A Service of Love" by 0. Henry 
Miss Floyd Childs 
"The Blackbirds' Song" by Cyril 
"Take Joy Home" by Basset 

Miss Frances Yearley 
The program was then con- 
cluded by Mr. Lodter playing 
several popular songs on the or- 

For the remainder of the eve- 
ning, groups gathered for infor- 
mal chats or couples promenad- 
ed in front of Hardin Hall. The 
two new members of the faculty, 
MissThelma Dickenson and Mr. 
J. Fred Holly, ably presided at 
the punch bowl. 


(Continued from page 3) 


(Continued from page 7) 

the boys are ex- 

pected to converse on thisa 
and thata, says Prof. Holly. 

Side Step 

We believe if it were not 
for "Bosko", the dog's, howl- 
ing every morning some of 
the girls would never make it 
for breakfast or chow, how- 
ever, Bosko is not a "chow" 

"Baby Buff" 

To Prof. McCurdy's son, 
John, goes the poem of the 

Here's to Johnny, a wonder- 
ful lad; 

Joy to his mamma and pride 
of his dad; 

Friendly and cheerful with all 
who draw near, 

He's forever radiant with 
laughter and cheer. 

but the right thing. He played 
football there four years, letter- 
ing three, also was on the track 
team, and participated in boxing. 
He belonged to the U Club and 
the French Club. 

He entered Milligan in the fall 
of '37 and has been here ever 
since He has lettered in football 
all four years, and is President of 
the M Club this year. He also be- 
longs to the Pre-MedClub. 

He was consultor for Abraham 
Gabriel last year and is an assis- 
tant to Professor Cochrane this 
year in Biology. He is Vice-Pres- 
ident of the Senior Class this 

His ambition, he doesn't know, 
but it may be some where in the 
future. He believes in letting 
things develop for themselves. 

His hobbies are swimming, 
horseback riding, bridge, and 

When asked about his honors, 
he said, "If the valedictorian was 
the foot of the class, I'd be it. 

A little rule, a little sway, 
A sunbeam in a winter's day 
Is all the proud and mighty have 
Between the cradle and the grave. 
— John Dyer 
Death's but a path that must be 
If man would ever pass to God. 

— Allan Ramsay 

Fred Dellinger, Jr. 

Fred Dellcnger, better known 
as "JoJo", was born in Johnson 
City in the cold month of De- 
cember. He made good grades 
up until Junior High, and was a 
charter member of the National 
Honor Society in Junior High. 
He didn't go out for sports until 
he was in the ninth grade and 
then he played football, basket- 
ball, track, and baseball. He re- 
ceived a letter in each sport. He 
belonged to the Chemistry Club, 
Glee Club, and J Club. He gradu- 
ated from Science Hill in the 
spring of '37. He started work- 
ing but under the influence of 
Steve Lacey, continued his 
school career by entering Milligan 
in fall of '37. 

At Milligan, he has played 
football all four years, lettering 
his Freshman year. He was cap- 
tain of the track team in '39, and 
has also played basketball here. 
He belongs to the M Club, and 
Pre-Med Club. He is Secretary 
and Treasurer of the M Club. 


(Continued from page 2) 

sion that the Department of 
Justice should ease its restraining 
hand and permit more business 
cooperation so that harmonious 
relations between government 
and industry will be insured. 

Many agree with Arnold that 
the system of free enterprise 
should be saved. Yet, there are 
many in this same group who 
feel that Hitler and the inevit- 
able State socialism of our de- 
fence program has made the 
whole thing pretty old fashioned. 
In arguing that prosecutions 
should not be postponed for the 
sake of rearmament Arnold at- 
tributes: (1) the fall of the 
Weimar Republic, (2) the col- 
lapse of France, and (3) the fail- 
ures of Chamberlain, to a frozen 
price system in which vested in- 
terests put a "money value on 
restraints of trade and called it 
national wealth." It is possible 
that laxness will bring collapse 
to our shores. 

The immediate future is vital 
for if Arnold has his way the 
United States will at least 
emerge from the present situa- 
tion as little changed as possible; 
if he fails, regimentation may 
enter our economy. Regardless 
of the outcome, the future is 
mo»t interesting and should be 
regarded with our most serious 


this year, was Secretary and 
Treasurer of the Pre-Med Club 
last year, and is Vice-President 
of the Pre-Med this year. He is 
also Business and Circulation 
Manager of the Stampede, and 
an assistant to Professor Coch- 
rane in Biology. 

His ambition is to be a good 
coach and also teach. His hobby 
is drawing and painting. 

Faculty Changes 

After his graduation in 1937, he 
did graduate work at the Univ- 
ersity of Tennessee, and received 
his M A. from that school in 
1938. At U. T. he was elected to 
the Phi Kappa Phi fraternity. 
This is an honor society compos- 
ed of Juniors and Seniors. Mr. 
Holly has attended Clarke Uni- 
versity at Worchester. Mass , 
where he received a fellowship 
and assistantship. He lacks only 
his thesis and final exams in re- 
ceiving his Ph. D. in Social 
Science from that University. 

Mr. Hohy is a golf enthusiast 
and is also very interested in 

He said that he had always 
looked forward to coming back 
to Milligan to teach and that 
I since he has been back he finds 
i that the stndents have a better 
j viewpoint on life and a better 
j preparation and attitude for class 
work than he noticed when he 
was attending school here. 

Another new member of the 
faculty is Miss Wilma Dickin- 
son, in the Education and Art 
Department. She is from Wal- 
lace, Virginia and has attended 
Radford State Teachers College. 
She graduated there in 1937. She 
did her graduate work at Colum- 
bia, where she majored in Fine 
and Industrial Arts. Miss Dick- 
inson taught for the past four 
years at Liberty Academy School 
of Demonstration in Virginia. 
She returned to her Alma Mater 
and taught in the 1939 summer 

Her hobbies are music and 
horseback riding. She plays the 
piano well and also enjoys tennis 
and swimming. 

Various the roads of life ; in one 
All terminate, one lonely way. 
We go; and "Is he gone?" 
As all our best friends say. 

— W. S. Landor 

Sounds Keynote 

(Continued from page 1) 
easily beset us, and let us run 
with patience the race that is set 

before us, looking unto Jesus " 

(Hebrews 12: 1), President Burns 
likened the school year to a race 
the students were going to run, 
and urged, in a very practical way 
that they lay aside all wasteful 
and indolent habits that would 
hinder them even as weights and 
they keep their eyes on the goal. 


Published Sem i-Monthly By The Students 


VOL. 6. 



Mrs. H. J. Derthick 

Mrs. H J Derthick entertain- 
ed a limited number of her friends 
at an elaborate dinner served in 
her suite at John Sevier Hot.. 1 ! on 
Monday evening, October 12. 

The spirit of Hallowe'en per- 
vaded the atmosphere. The gaie- 
ty of the affair was perhaps most 
apparent as the black cat direct- 
ed the movements of ths over- 
hanging, floating, swaying color- 
ful balloons Baskets of leaves, 
berries and fall flowers contribut- 
ed to the setting of the occasion. 

The three course dinner was 
served at four tables, the center- 
pieces of which were pumpkin- 
fashioned cakes, surround:d with 
decorative fall leaves and berries. 
The mellow lighting for the ap- 
petizing courses was furnished by 
candles representative of the har- 
vest, namely, ears of corn with a 
few clinging shucks. The place 
cards, favors and nut cups car- 
ried out the note of autumn 
splendor and the mistic spirit of 

Miss Dickenson and Miss 
Brown won prizes for manifesting 
their cleverness most efficiently 
during the contests following the 
dinner and Mrs. Cochrane and 
Mrs. Bowman captured the boo- 
by prizes. 

Korean Missionaries 
Visit Collese 

Ur and Mrs. J. E Chase, mis- 
sionaries from Korea, presented 
a program to the students of Mil- 
[igan College during their joint 
prayer meeting Wednesday night 
n the college chapel. 

Dr. Chase spoke on the condi- 
tions in Korea and the work he 
and his wife have been carrying 
on the past years. The speaker 
disclosed the fact that over 
twenty two-millions of people in 
Korra are living in utter ignor- 
ance of Jesus Christ. Dr. Chase 
aid that the people of Korea are 
very responsive to his teachings 
and that many more people are 
needed to spread the word of 
Christ. The speaker revealed his 
opinion of the present war con- 
ditions of the country of which 
he works He said the Koreans 
are in no way to blame for the 
(Continued on page 6) 

Columbus Day 

The anniversary of the found 
ing of America, nationally known 
as Columbus Day, was observed 
at Milligan with a special chapel 
service, October 12. 

Dr. D. K. McCarroll, head of 
the history department, gave a 
talk on the life of Christopher 
Columbus. He stated that most 
likely the true facts of Columbus' 
life have been greatly exaggerat- 
ed; for example, his poverty was 
not so extreme as it is usually 
(Continued on page 5) 

Dr. Bennett Wins Essay Contest 

Receives Five Dollar Prize 

Forum Group Discuss 

Prof. J. F. Holly led the For- 
um Group in their discussion of 
the most effective methods of 
obtaining material in the library 
and other sources, at their meet- 
ing Friday, October IS. 

This club, entirely new on the 
campus, was brought info being 
by the students interested 
the social sciences The purpose 
of the club is for the members to 
gain a clearer insight into the 
economic problems that confront 
us today and to set them think- 
ing about a logical solution for 
these problems. The club is open 
to any who are interested and 
who would like to have a part in 
the various discussions The club 
also plans to have prominent bu- 
siness and professional men to 
speak to them and give their 
(Continued on page 6) 

Dr Bennet has been awarded 
five silver dollars for first honors 
in the essay contest sponsored by 
the Press and Chronicle as a 
part of the local observance of 
National Newspaper Week, com- 
memorating the anniversary of 
the invention of the Gutenberg 
movable type. The theme of the 
essays submitted was, "The 
Press Constitutes the First Linf 
of Defense for the Maintenance 
of Democracy". 

Editor's Note: We believe 
that Dr. Bennett's essay contains 
some good material and clear- 
cut ideas that will be worthwhile 
for us to think over, so we have 
reprinted here his essay after ob- 
taining his very gracious consent 
to let us use it. 

Dr. Bennett's Entry: 


A free press has always been 
the vanguard wherever democra- 
cy has prevailed. How significant 
is the fact that printing with mo- 
vable type originated at the time 
man, in Western Europe, was 
struggling for the free expression 
of his innermost thoughts. 

The press has always been the 
handmaid of the church as she 
has slowly but surely forged a 
democratic ideal for her people. 
Martin Luther in the Protestant 
Reformation, as well as Igna 
tious Loyola in the Catholic 
Counter-Reformation, used the 
press in publishing pamphlets 
text books, Bible tracts and the 
ritual or worship; all to the ser- 
vice of a modified form of demo- 
cracy in religion. The Bible to be 
used in common by a free people 
was one of the first books pub- 
lished on the advent of the print- 
ing press. Despite the fact that 

the church has always been slow 
in adopting new ideas, she was 
the first to enlist the service of a 
public press in the defence of 
man's right to freedom. 

Political reformers, radical 
leaders, and all others who have 
been moulders of public opinion, 
against the ty ranical rule of 
church and state, have wielded 
their power by the education of 
their followers by the printed 

;e rather than the pointed 
sword. Lasting good is effected 
by the gradual but continuous 
effort to change the thoughts of 
man. The pulpit, the home, and 
the school have all done their 
part in the liberty of thought and 
action; but in the final analysis, 
little progress was realized until 
printing was given to the world. 

History shows that society was 

(Continued on page 6) 

Fall Production 


The Milligan College Players 
look forward to opening the sea- 
son of productions with the pre- 
sentation of Moliere's "The Ima- 
ginary Invalid. 1 ' "Le Invalide 
Imaginaire', was Moliere's last 

The sparklihg comedy in three 
acts has the stage set in Paris, 
during the seventeenth century. 
It gives an excellent opportunity 
for approximately a dozen play- 
ers to perform. The cast for the 
costume production is to be se- 
lected within two or three weeks 
by means of try out readings of 
selected passages from the play. 

The production is scheduled 
for around November 15, Miss 
Childs states. 



OCTOBER 26, 1940 



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Editor - - - Reable Griffith 

Junior Associate Editor - Charles Akard 
Feature Editors - David Trotter, Shelb;- 

Jett, Ruby Youn7 
Sports Editors - - Aubrey Painter 

Bill Monahan 
Girls' Sports Reporter - Janette Breedirg 
Reporters - Sunshine Teilman, Mary Sue 
Ringstaff, Tevis Cole, Jean 
Mitchell, Lawrence Gilliam. 
Kathryn Davis, Edna Eirl 
Heaten, Richard Cantrell, 
Walter Dorricott 
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Business Staff 
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... - Fred Dellingev 
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Typists - - Gene McNeeley, Violet 
May, Eileen Ellis, Eve- 
lyn Ellis 

Director of Printing A. W. Gray 

Assistant - - Mrs. A. W. Gray 

Type setters: Charles Akard, Archie Gray, 

Phyllis Gray, Ruth Gray, Levi Williams 

Walt Dorricott, Fred Greer, Tom Gray 

This publication endeavors to foster the ideals 
for which the student body i» ever striving; 
namely, higher scholarship, cleaner sportsman- 
ship, and finer comradeship. It endeavors to rep- 
resent the school in all its aspects and to print, 
in an accurate and engaging way, everything of 
news interest concerning it. 


Again in Flander's Field afar, 
Where poppies grow their graves adorn, 
The storm clouds roll and threaten rain; 
The souls immortal walk again. 

A million men abreast they walk, 
They live, they breath, they even talk; 
And those immortal words they say 
With aching heart repeat today; 

"Through mud and blood our feet have trod 
The heat, the cold how tense - - God! 
We died to end all strife and woe, 
Have freedom ring forever more. 

"Alas - - in vain, what have we gained. 
The storm clouds roll and threaten rain." 

Hillmond Eudell Gravley 

Miss Carsie Hyder To Wed 

Professor E. G. Lodter 

The atmosphere of the home economics cot- 
tage was filled with gracious hospitality as former 
classmates, lady faculty members, and friends 
mingled together enjoying an afternoon tea. 

But we interrupt the setting to remind you 
that "Milligan College is the place" — We have 
learned from reliable sources that Profes-or Ed- 
ward G. Lodter and Miss Carsie Hyder just "feel 
that way about each other." Formal announce- 
ment of the engagement was made at a tea hon- 
oring the occasion given by Kathleen Brown, Sat- 
urday at 4 o'clock, at the home economics cot- 
tage. The wedding will take place on Thanks 
giving day. 

The tea — for two— held a surprise for many, 
not excepting the bride-eiect, who was presented 
her engagement ring. 

In the recording of the event, we wish you, 
Prof. Lodter and Carsie, abundant happiness and 
success in your future married lile. 


Three things to govern - temper, tongue, conduct. 
Three things to cultivate- courage, affection, and 

Three things to commend - thrift, industry, and 

Three things to despise - cruelty, arrogance, and 

Three things to wish for - health, friends, and 
Three things to admit - dignity, gracefulness, and 
intellectual power. 

Three things to give - alms to the needy, comfort 
to the sad, and appreciation to the worthy. 

Looking Backward 

This is taken from "The Trident" of March, 

"The Sophmore class submits the following 
questions to the faculty with the suggestion 
that they be used for the sscond semester Fresh- 
man examinations: 

1. Who was Habeus Corpus and in what 
year did he reign? 

2. What important psychological changes af- 
fect the child as he goes through the Ehzabethton 
Age? The Romantic Age? How many parents 
meet these changes? 

Who killed the Dead Sea, and if so, why? 

Who wrote H. G. Wells, "Outline of History" 
and why? 

5. Which will make better building material 
logs or cologs?" 


by J. F. HOLLY 

Throughout the past few weeks 
ssveral students have approach- 
ed the writer on the problem of 
financing the cost of national de- 
fenss. The inquiries have usual- 
ly centered around the following 
question: 1 Just ho x will the Un t 
el St.te meet the increasing 
cost of government brought 
about by the armament pro- 
gram?" This question is of vita 
importance to the citizenry at 
large because of its many ramifi- 
cations; therefore, it is worthy of 
our attention at the present time. 

To obta n an adequate pic- 
ture of our future fiscal policy it 
will be necessary to first consid- 
er the present national debt and 
to attempt an analysis of the 
possible future trend of thisdept. 
At the present time our national 
debt is hovering around the for- 
mer statutory debt limit of S45,- 
000, 000, COO. EeUab'e politico- 
economists estimate that under 
the present program of national 
defense the debt will, in all pro- 
bability, rise to the high mark of 
$60, OOr^tOO, 000. This writ- 
er predicted in the October 9 is- 
sue of this column that the post- 
war return to a "peace economy" 
would be exceedingly difficult. 
Information coming from Wash- 
ington indicates that the demob- 
ilization of our war-time econ- 
omy will, in part, be facilitated 
by a continued reliance upon, 
and a more stringent effort at 
'pump-priming". The assumpt- 
ion upon which this conclusion is 
based is to the effect that in- 
creasing government spending 
for public works and housing will 
stimulate our total industrial sys- 
tem and thereby facilitate the 
return to a "peace economy". 
This probable trend in govern- 
ment expenditures to prevent a 
post-armament crash will inevit- 
able cause a further rise in the 
national debt. A national debt of 
$70,000, 000, 000. is not incon- 

Naturally, their great increase 
in national debt will necessitate 
a rapid increase in national re- 
(Continued on page 6) 

OCTOBER 26, 1940 






Ye ole Buffalo Herd has been milling amund 
some lately, but everything h isn't been ground 

Curly Brad-haw is getting pictures from 
Pricilla Lane, we hear. 

Dasata wants to knew if the black line in 
the midd'e of the highway is for riding a bicycle. 

What - - or «houId we say whom - - does Red 
Blessing find so interesting in Johnson City? 

Eo wants all his admirsrs to organize a "Bo 
Brummett Fan Club." For further details see the 
acting president, Bo Brummett. 

What is the attraction that brings Eddie 
O'Donnell to Milligan so frequently? 

A certain Freshman says that she is a South- 
ern girl with Yankee ideals. What is your defini- 
tion of Yankee ideals? 

Whitt isn't as prosperous this year as he was 
last year. Could it be that his German business 
has fallen ofl? 

The leaves are turning, but not the book 

It looks like the same old thing, only last 
year it was a blonde who had to work in the Ad 
Building every evening after dinner. 

After all, Anita, you didn't expect to handle 
a tall, dark, handsome football star and the presi- 
dent of the senior class at the same time, did you? 

Our diagnosis is that Mar}- Elizabeth Kirk- 
len has the Sophomore Slump ... all the boys 
being snagged by freshmen girls with bows in 
their hair. 

We notice a number of girls singing "Oh 
Johnny" lately. Need we wonder why? 

Some girls seem to have a powerful ping- 
pong hand, especially on moonlight nights. 

Did you know that Ruth Knowlton had tak- 
en up jiu jiisu? 

Harold Johnson has taken chemistry and 
still doesn't know what K. P. is. 

The other day while pattering around in the 
rain we heard the following conversation: 
Nancy :"I,m going to have pneumonia, getting my 
feet so wet" 

Cooper: "Well if that's the case, 1,11 have double 
pneumonia 'cause my head and feet are both wet.' 

Who said Childers has Given up? 

W'e hear that German is all Creek- we mean 
French-to Shelby Jett. 

We read in J. C. Press - "Mrs. Jimmie Riggs 
of Milligan College given a surprise birthday 
party" - Is this you, Frances? 

Note: Emily Post says it's all right for the 
girl to go with the boy to select the ring, Juanita. 

Easterling savsthat the first twin that takes 
his hand is the one he dates. 

The Goss girls are going in for tennis in a big 
way- eh Manager? 

N. T., how's the girl friend in Knoxville? 

Burton Shook said the best looks in his 
family was his sister-in-law. 

Brit ton, how do you rate such a gal? - It's a 
puzzle to me. 

Hyder is on again. 

John Large says his grades are like sub- 
marines; they are all under C. 

Shook: Say, Jett, what commission do you 
have in the army? 

Jett: I don't have a commission; I get a 
straight salary. 

Miss England: How are the books arranged 
in the library? 

James Slagle: Very well. 

Kathleen Edens: I'll have you know I'm 
nobody's fool. 

Ruby Smith: So, you're an orphan, huh! 

Has Red Blessing quit swinging a Sword 
around the campus these days? Ask Virginia. 

It now appears that the basketball captain 
of this year has already made the "All-Confer- 
ence" team over at Hardin Hall. How about it, 

Dwight Whitt is in for a "Hale" storm in the 
near future. 

Bob Easterling is at a great disadvantage 
having to wear a "white" cast around each night 
at conference. 

Norman Torbett has already prepared for 
his dates up in Tiger Valley this winter when it 
snows. Ask to see his new snowshoes. 


by Mary Sue Rkgstaff 

Edna Earle Heaton 

Edna Earle Heaton was born 
in Heaton, North Carolina, and 
has lived there all her life. She 
stared to school when she was 
four year old, stayed in the Pri- 
mer three years, and says they 
were about to dismiss her be- 
cause they thought she would 
never finish school at that rate. 
She did get through and proved 
to be an outstanding student 
both in high school and college. 
She graduated from Cranberry 
High School where she began her 
music career in her senior year. 
She is now finishing at Milligan 
with a record no one would be 
ashamed to have. 

She came to Milligan for sev- 
eral reasons. The first is because 
her mother came here; second, 
it is a comparatively inexpensive 
college; third, it is located near 
her home; and fourth, (main) 
President D* rthick, recognizing 
her as the type of student Milli- 
gan wants, would not let her go 
anywhere else. 

She has been a member of the 
Glee Club for three years, and 
also a member of the Volunteer 
Band. Her majors are music and 
English and she says she would 
rather sing than eat when hun- 

Her hobbies are daydreaming 
and collecting copies of famous 
paintings. She does not have a 
definite ambition, but she may 

Her philosophy: "I don't wor- 
ry. My own will come unto me, 
providing I reach out and get it". 

Her advice to underciassmen 
is to work out your own philoso- 
phy for she had to work out hers. 

Two-thirds of "promotion" 
is "motion." 

Kickers don't pull and pul- 
lers don't kick. 

Force and fuss are not the 



OCTOBER 2G. 1940 



By Sports Editors 


Intramurals Make Head- 

Already two tournaments have 
been held, two champions have 
been crowned. Looking ahead we 
see basketball, volley ball, and 
Softball among the major intra- 
mural sports coming up, together 
with badminton, ping pong, arch- 
ery and horseshoe. The girls are 
fortunate in having as their bas- 
ketball coach for this year, Jocko 
Hayes, who has graciously con- 
sented to give his time to the 
cause. Girl's intramural basket- 
ball will begin the second nine 

The executive committee, com- 
posed of the captains of each ac- 
tivity will mpet in the near future 
to write a constitution for the in- 
tramural program. We hope to 
work out a system whereby a girl, 
who participates regularly in in- 
tramural activity may win a letter 
in two years. 

Aline HyderWins Bowling Tour- 

From the tennis court the intra- 
mural group turned to the fascin- 
ating sport of knockingdownpins. 
Helen Graybeal, captain of bowl- 
ing, drew up the brackets for a 
round robin tournament. Interest 
in the tournament increased as 
the finals drew near, and the 
competition grew keener. Miss 
Kitty Allen and Miss Aline 
Hyder came out leading their 
respective brackets. The two 
girls met last Wednesday after- 
noon to decide the championship. 
Miss Hyder took two games out 
of three bowled, receiving first 
place honors. The highest score 
bowled during the tournament, 
169, was made by Miss Hyder. 


have held down their positions 
well. All are sixty minute men 
and so far have shown that they 
can take the punishment and 
dish it out as well. 

Looking At Sports 

By Aubrey Painter 

The football season has al- 
ready been a success to many 
Buffalo fans now that we have 
victories over Teachers and 
Maryville under our belts. To 
many it was a success after the 
Teachers victory, but to Prof. 
Cochrane we had to beat Mary- 
ville first. To most of us, we 
must win them all. 

One week after being defeated 
by the Buffs, Maryville beat 
King 7—0; King beat Emory- 
Henry 38 — 0, and Emory- has 
split two games with Teachers. 

The Buffalo Fans are saying 
that the crop of '40 Bufialoes is 
the best in many years. Many 
are saying that it is the line that 
has improved the team more than 
anything else. Let's give Jimmie 
Senter a good hand. 

Several of our Milligan players 
have been making a strong bid 
for all-conference honors this 
year. Among those who are 
ahead in the race are: Shag Rice, 
Jo Jo Dellinger, and Fatty Riggs 
in the line, with Big Blond Bill 
Showalter, Hope Burton, and 
Bob Easterling in the backfield. 
These boys so far have been 
playing excellent ball and de- 
serve mentioning because they 

(Continued in preceding column) 

Side-Line Notes 

By Bill Monahan 

The Johnson City High School 
band put on a fine show at the 
half-time. The CarFon-Newman 
drill squad formed the figures. 
"C. N." and "M. C." 

I suggest the students of Mil- 
ligan College put on some type 
of entertainment at the half- ime 
For example, the Puerto Rican 
girls put on a native program 

The game was broadcasted 
over W.J.H.L. with Eddie Cowl 
at the mike. He did a swell job 
and was assisted by Bobby Ad- 
denbrook, Buffs' reserve tackle. 

This year's squad has all the 
earmarks of a Smokey Mountain 
Conference championship team. 
This will be the second time since 
Coach Lacey has been work jig 
at Milligan that he has won the 
crown. We are very proud of you, 

The Tusculum team is the only 
one in the path of the BuSs that 
keeps them from the crown. 

I suggest some of the Milligan 
students voice their opinions on 
the proposed champs in the 
Smoky Mountain Conference, 
uggested by Doug Bean, sports 
editor of the Press Chronicle, Inc. 

A man's pessimistic views 
are often caused by an intimate 
acquaintance with himself. 


Milligan's Thundering Buffa- 
loes turned the heat on and blis- 
tered Carson Newman, 19-0, for 
the conquest that deposited the 
Smoky Mountain Conference 
crown on the Milligan campus 
for 1940. 

The triumph proved a co=tly 
one for Co*ch Steve Laccy's un- 
beaten machine. EarIj T in the con- 
flict, Co-Captain Bob Easterling, 
one of the deadliest blockers in 
the conference, went down with 
a broken right ankle and will be 
lost for the remainder of the year. 

So today, only Tusculum lies in 
the path of the rampant Buffs, 
and the Pioneers aren't conceded 
a ghost of a chance of stopping 
the big bad Buffaloes. 

Showalter had a prominent 
role in every touchdown Milligan 
manufactured, scoring the last 
one himself. 

In the second quarter, Sho- 
walter passed to Red Blessing of 
Kingsport, who made a beautiful 
leap to nab the ball on the 25 
and over the goal line for the 
first score. Shorty Williams, an- 
other sure-shot blocker, kicked 
the point. 

For the second score, Showal- 
ter led a 34-yard march right 
down to the one foot line, Bo 
Brummitt tallied. 

Then in the last quarter, the 
big fullback, ably assisted on this 
advance by Charlie Dagata and 
Brummitt, went to the three 
yard line and crashed through 
the middle for the touchdown. 

Twice the Jefferson City visi- 
tors stiffened on the five yard 
line and took the ball away from 
Milligan on downs. The third 
time the Buffs got that far, 
Brummitt made his touchdown. 

The Carson Newman backs 
were checked by Spraker, Rice, 
Dellinger, Captain Riggs and Co. 

OCTOBER 26, 1940 




"Stage and Scream" 

Tryouts were held last week 
for the three act play, The. Imag- 
inary Invalid by Moliere. Miss 
Floyd Child-, who directed the 
tryouts, said the possibilities for 
a good pruducton were excellent. 
Plenty of competition was ex- 
pected lor the part of thi young 
"goof". Naturally! 


The film "Knute Ro fine-All 
American" is getting rave noti- 
ces everywhere The script by 
Robert Buelsner is said to be au- 
thonic in every detail. Football 
fans in this vicinity hops the pic- 
ture gets to Johnson City before 
the World Series next year - - -. 
"Buff Says" 

Here's hoping the students 
who registered from Milligan 
won't be 'Gone with the Draft". 

"Candy Bill", Snorton, Squalls, 
and Hollyers, for old Henry. 
Don't worry Bill if you Aaron'l 
lucky, just Wade a while. (For- 
um note) 

Door knobs are hard enough 
to turn without greasing them, 
girls. A mere slip-up, I'm sure. 

Ed Birley lost a book "The 
Genius in Me". If anyone finds 
it, keep it. 

The song hit, "Down by the 
Ohio" seems to be drowned out. 

A freshman Stevadore, seeing 
the case on the chapel stage 
which had HARP written on it, 
asked if it was part of Miss 
Childs' scenery. He's been harp- 
on ever since. 

Dad's Night Initiated 

All football players' fathers are 
to be guests of the college at the 
Emory-Henry game, October 26. 
They are to sic on the Milligan 
sideline, rooting their pons to vict- 
ory. Other plans are being form- 
ulated but definite arrangements 
have not yet been made. It is 
hoped that the event will become 
an annual affair. 

Alumni And Local 

Mrs. W. E. Hyder, who has 
been secretary to the president 
of Milligan College for ths past 
ten years, is working for Dr. 1 1. 
J. I 'erthick. Dr, Derthick. form- 
er president of Milligan College. 
is now president of an organiza- 
t : on entitled ' Fai ing Forward, 
Incorporated," which deals with 
character development and vo- 
cational guidance Mrs Hyder 
received her Bachelor of Arts de- 
gree at Milligan College in 1926. 
She assisted the president during 
her last two years in college; and 
after teaching in Kentucky for 
four years, returned to Milligan 
where shs serve as secretary to 
the president of the College un- 
til October, 1940, 

Tin Tuya, Piqui Sosa, Daniel 
Sosa, and i ony Fuentea, stu- 
dents at Clemson College, South 
Carolina, were on the campus 
October 5 and 6 as guests of out 
Puerto Rican students, especially 
the Misses Perez. Misses Dor- 
othy Fox, Reable Griffith, and 
June Meredith as isted in enter- 
taining them. 

Betsy Kono'd had as her 
guests her moiher, Mrs. George 
Konold. and Lloyd Books, from 
Warren, Ohio, October 12. 

Elizabeth Franklin of Eliza- 
bethton spent October 12 and 13 
on the campus with Ruth Know- 
Uon. She was entertained Satur- 
day night at an informal party 
by Janette Breeding, Dorothy 
Fox, Virginia Reneau, Edna Erie 
Heaton, Ruth Knowlton and 
Ruby Young. 

Mrs. Katleen Bowman was in 
Bristol Thursday night, October 
17, to see the Bristol-Coeburn 
football game. 

Dean C. M. Eylerwasin Knox- 
ville Thursday, October 17, for a 
meeting of the SMC committee. 

Lanore Geissler returned for a 
visit Thursday, October 17. Miss 
Geissler graduated in 1939. 

To know better than you do 
is to do worse than you know. 

Columbus Day 

(Continued from page 1) 

Other numbers on the program 
were songs fitting for the occasion, 
such as "America the Beautiful" 

Students to Hear 
James Melton 

Ten yeais ago. there began a 
movement of community organ- 
ization with the purpose of se- 
curing aitists of national repu- 
t it:on to perform. This program j 
is sponsored by the Columbia 
Broadcasting Company, and to- 
day includes four hundred local 
organizations, some in Canada 
and South Africa. Just recently 
Johnson City has formed such an 
organization, primarily sponsor- 
ed by the Music Club. On Sept- 
ember 30, a banquet was held at 
the John Sevier Hotel for invit- 
d people who would help pur 
over the program. This included 
people from Kingsport, Erwin, 
Elizabethton, Jonesboro, and 
Milligan College. Miss Yearley, 
and Dean and Mrs. Eyler were 
there as representatives of Milli- 
gan College. this association 

hich has the usual price of $5. 
enables one to enjoy all thr e per- 
formances during the year. Art- 
ists of national repute will be se- 
lected. James Melton, popular 
young American tenor has been 
secured for the first program. He 
has a weekly broadcast over N 
B C, has appeared in grand opera 
in Chicago, Cincinnati and To- 
ledo. He has also appeared in 
two recent Hollywood product- 

The Community Concert As- 
sociation should present a real 
opportunity for students of Mil- 
ligan College. 

Home Economics Club 
Has New Members 

Candidates for membership in 
the Home Economics Club met 
with the old members Friday 
October 11. There were fifteen 
who were properly initiated and 
placed on the roll. The group re- 
laxed after the ordeals of initia- 
tion, during which Violet May 
took charge of the entertainment 
Nancy Smith and her committee 
served tuna fish salad, sand 
wiches, cookies, and punch, and 
the girls discussed plans for the 

(Continued on page 6) 

Johnny Visits Millisan 

Johnny appored in chapel 
Octoher 8. Mastake Jonhathan 
Fujita's home is in Tokyo, Japan, 
but he has been in the United 
States for three years continuing 
his education which was begun 
in I he Methodist University High 
School in Tokyo. When he came 
to America, this ambitious little 
fellow could not even speak the 
language, but he has obtained a 
B. D and an M, A. degiee in 
comparative religion from Drew 
University in New Jersey, and 
taken courses in education at the 
University of Chicago. He has 
even started work on a Ph. D. 
and has hopes of returning to the 
States in 1945 to complete it. 

Johnny is sailing on October IS 
from Seattle, Washington for his 
home, where he plans to teach 
child and adolescent psychology 
in the Methodist University. 
Johnny's father and two grand- 
fathers are Methodist ministers, 
and although he does not intend 
to preach, he will be active in 
religious work, for he has deep 
convictions regarding Christian- 
ity - - this in a land where only 
one out of 400 people profess 
Christ. Although the Congress of 
Japan gave protection in 1939 to 
three religions, Buddhism, Shinto 
ism, and Christianity - t' e atter 
are far outnumbered and are 
often persecuted by the others. 

Mr. Fujita tikes most of the 
sports, and actively participates 
in tennis and swimming When 
asked what he liked must to do, 
he answered, "To listen to mu- 
sic", and he specifically stated 
"not jazz". He also likes the 
movies, southern hospitality, and 
southern girls. He added the last 
with a laugh, for in Japan there 
are no boy and girl relationships 
as there are in the Uniied States. 
Eighty per cent of the marriages 
are arranged by the parents, and 
there are only two co-educational 
schools of which he has know- 
ledge. The prettiest places he has 
seen in the States are northern 
New Jersey and East Tennessee, 
the latter being in climate and 
scenery very much like his home- 

(Continued on page 6) 



OCTOBER 26. 1940 


Continued from page 2) 

venue collections to meet debt re- 
tirement and interest charges 
The new higher taxes and the 
still higher taxes proposed for 
next year will be insufficient to 
meet these debt charges; there- 
fore, increased government bor- 
rowing will of necessity play the 
leading role in the attempt to 
meet the charges incurred in the 
defense program. Perhaps there 
will be devised some plan to ma- 
nipulate to Federal Reserve cre- 
dit in such a way that some debt 
retirement will be possible and 
interest charges can be met. 

Any plan which attempts to 
handle the public debt by credit 
manipulation is inviting wild 
price inflation. Credit manipu- 
lation, in the past, initiated a 
spiral of rising prices. To combat 
this possibility in the future 
many authorities teel that the 
government will adopt stringent 
price controls. Brielly, these con- 
trols may take one or more of the 
four following forms: (1) Reliance 
upon publicity and public opin- 
ion to bring offenders into line; 

(2) Voluntary cooperation be- 
tween government and industry; 

(3) Establishment of priority or- 
ders - that is, actually requiring 
manufacturers to produce essen- 
tial goods, while prohibiting sales 
to non-essential industries; and, 
finally, when other means fail the 
government can, under the new 
draft act, commandeer plants. 

Summarizing: Our national 
debt will possibly rise to the sev- 
enty billion dollar level after the 
close of the present armament 
program. Revenue derived from 
taxation will be insufficient to 
meet debt charges; therefore, re- 
liance will be placed upon bor- 
rowing. It is conceivable that cre- 
dit manipulation will be adopted, 
which will be followed by strict 
government price controls aimed 
at preventing inflation. In es- 
sence this is government capita- 
lism, and there is a possibility 
that it will pe permanent. 

We are seldom sorry for the 
bitter letter we did not write. 

Johnny Visits Milligan 

{Continued from page 5) 

In chapel the little Japanese 
told of his country and its rela- 
tionships with China and Amcr- 
ca. He is greatly opposed to war, 
but he believes that someday 
China and Japan will be one na- 
tion, as the United States. He 
said that the Japanese considered 
America her friend, but that the 
Chinese do not think the United 
States is a Christian nation be- 
cause although we sympathize 
with them we send war materials 
to Japan. "Jesus needs our coop- 
eration to fulfill His dreams; 
through Him we are all building 
bridges of Christian friendship 
that will unite the nations in 
peace. God bless America," he 
said, "and Japan and, China, and 
all the other nations! Only Jesus 
can give us peace." Johnny is do- 
ing much himself in the way of 
establishing Christian friendship, 
by his own faith and friendliness. 
He has given us a new interestin 
his country, a new friend in him- 
self, and new faith in the power 
of the Christian spirit. Johnny 
Fujita closed the chapel s;rvke 
by singing first in Japanese and 
then in English a verse ol the song 
"Jesus, Like a Shepherd Lead 

Johnny left his address so that 
anyone who wished might write 
to him: in care of Methodist 
Office, 22 Mydorigaoka, Shibuya, 
Tokyo, Japan. 

Forum Group 

(Continued from page 1 ) 

views of various lines of work, so 
that the students may possibly 
select a suita le vocation, or at 
least to know something of the 
problems facing the modern busi- 
ness man. 

The following officers were 
selected to head the organization: 
President - - Henry Kegley 
Vice-President, - Bill Norton 
Sec -Treas. - Ruth Knowlton 
Prof. J. F Holly gave the first 
talk which had to do with today's 
labor problems and the part the 
CIO and A F of L play in the 
working man's life. There was 
th'-n an open discussion by the 
students of any problem to 
which they were intested in find- 
ing the solution. 

At the second meeting the 
group had a very interesting 
discussion on capitalism. 

Aaron Wade, Harley Johnson 
and Bill Norton conducted the 
program. Many good points were 
brought out on the regular pro- 
gram and also in the following 

Anyone interested in the club 
is invited to attend the regular 
meetings on the second and 
fourth Friday evenings of every 

Dr. Bennett 

(Continued from page 1) 

static, and not dynamic, until 
man discovered a way of trans- 
mitting his challenging opinions 
in quantity production. Our own 
history, as a nation, indicates 
the wisdom of our forbears in es- 
tablishing free schools, made pos- 
sible only by a free press, so that 
all people might read and under- 
stand the secret of a growing de- 
mand for democracy. Unity, li- 
berty and common brotherhood 
of man can be reached and main- 
tained only by the spirit of get- 
(Continued on next column) 

together-liness made possible on 
ly by a universal press of inter 

Of the making of books, ma- 
gazines and the daily paper there 
is no end, for which God be 
thanked. These are they which 
still continue to challenge the 
thoughts of common mat to a 
common understanding. The 
press has the power to wield in 
the interests of peace or war, of 
poverty or of prodreis, of educa- 
tion or the de-education of man. 
The power of the press in a 
changing form of society — dyna- 
mic that it is — is limitless. The 
press must continue to be the 
"first line of defense in the bat- 
tle for the maintenance of de- 
mocracy." SO MOTE IT BE! 

We can all be heroes in our 
virtues, in our homes, in our 

Korean Missionary 

(Continued from page 1) 
present war between China and 
Japan ; Korea is a possession of 
Japan and is ruled with a strong 
hand. The inhabitants of Korea 
being a subjective people do not 
express th ir opinion of the pre- 
sent war that is being carried on 
with their neighbors. 

The program was brought to a 
close with the showing of motion 
pictures which the two mission- 
aries took on their trips. The pic- 
tures showed the progress which 
has been made toward tearh ng 
the work of Christ as well as the 
manner of dress, customt of these 
people and a general view of the 
way they live. 

Dr. and Mrs. Chase have been 
in Korea for four years, most of 
this time was spent in Seoul the 
capital of old Korea. The couple 
have been doing missionary work 
since 1927, spending much time 
in Japan. They will return to 
Japan first of year. 

Miss Lily Smith, R. N. of Mil- 
ligan College and sister of Mrs. 
Chase, had charge of the pro- 

Guest Speakers At 

W. R. Rigell, Pastor of the 
Cen i ral Baptist church of John- 
son City, was chapel speaker, 
Friday, October 11. The subject 
of his talk was, "Critical Mirid- 
edness". He stressed the import- 
ance of evaluating our experienc- 
es, and emphatically stated that 
to be critical does not mean to 
be cynical. 

Reverend Robert King, pastor 
of the Second Presbyterian 
Church in Johnson City, was vis- 
iting preacher at chapel, Friday, 
October S. His sermon was on 
the importance of the little things 
in life. 

Home Economics Club 

(Continued from page 5) 
The officers were elected ear- 
lier in the year. Anna Lee Mills 
is performing her duties as presi- 
dent; Violet May is vice-presi- 
dent; Nancy Smith, secretary; 
aid Mary Nanette Mathes, trea- 


^Published Sum-Monthly By The Students 

VOL. 6. 



Christmas Holidays Begin Dec- 17 
Two Extra Days Added 

Milligan College will be dis- 
missed at 1:00 Tuesday, Decem- 
ber 17, lor the Christmas holi- 
days. Classes will resume at 7:30 
Saturday, January 4. This is a 
rather lengthy vacation. Two ex- 
tra days were added due to the 
fact that classes were held on 
Armistice and Thanksgiving. 

That spirit which always pre- 
cedes a vacation has taken the 
students in its grasp. Thanksgiv- 
ing baskets were distributed to 
n.:edy and appreciative families 
by various organizations. A su- 
psrb dinner was served in the 
dining hall. A special feature is 
the decoration of Pardee Hall. 
The huge gable has been strung 
with gaily colored lights with an 
electrically lighted "M" in the 

Dr. Paul T. Jones 
Speaks to Pre - Meds 

The Pre-Med. Club enjoyed 
listening to a very delightful and 
interesting speaker in the person 
of Dr. Paul T. Jones, head chem- 
ist of the Bemburg plants at. Eliz- 
abethton, November 18. 

Dr. Jone's speech was particu- 
larly enlighting to students of 
Organic chemistry. He gave the 
developments of the different 
processes of making rayon. The 
latter part of his speech was spent 
with discussing the newest types 
of plastic matirial, the manufac- 
turing of them, and their proper- 

At the close of the address the 
different members asked Dr. 
Jones questions which he very 
willingly answered and discussed. 

Twenty-Seven Students 

Make Honor Roll 

Twelve Make All A's 

Mid-semester exams are over. 
The students did weU but hers 
are those who have found a place 
on the top round of the ladder. 
The following students made all 

Aileen Ellis, Warren Gilbert, 
Thomas Gray, Reable Griffith, 
\nna Margaret Guinn, Florence 
Hale, Lake Johnson, Frank Mer- 
ritt, Earl Peters, Nan Shull, 
Ruby Smith, Jimmie Whisner. 

Some students were not so 
good as those above but made 
only one B among their A's. They 
are as follows: 

Blanche Fair, June Farmer. 
Robert Givens, Violet May, Gene 
McNeeley, Breece Pennington, 
Donald Quails, Virginia Reneau 
Estelle Skeen, Virginia Sword, 
Sunshine Teilmann, Aaron Wade, 
Ruby Young, Janette Breeding, 
and Ruth Knowlton. 

Forum Group Hear 
Prominent Attorney 

At the regular meeting of the 
Social Science Club on Friday 
evening, Nov. 22, the members 
of the club were very fortunate 
to welcome as their guest speaker 
Mr. Roy C. Nelson, prominent 
attorney of Elizabethton. 

Mr. Nelson chose as his topic, 
"Law as a Profession." He told 
something of the struggles he 
went through as a boy in order to 
have the privilege of studying 
law. He believes the practice of 
law to be a very noble profession 
as is natural with one who loves 
(Continued on Page 6) 

Has Lead In Fal 

Bowed by the weight of medi- 
cines, prescriptions of the seven- 
teenth century doctors, the gro- 
tesque figure leaned toward his 
walking slick. The disguised vern 
acular further sway d the audi- 
ence in quest of ''Who?" Even 
Moliere may have turned over in 
his grave to discover who infring- 
ed upon his personality. But un- 
der the paint, under the beard, 
mustache and wig, under the 
fancied invalid's cap, Henry 
Kegley performed as Argan. 
Kegley merits distinction by his 
splendid portrayal of the hypo- 
chondriac, starring in the produc- 
tion, "The Imaginary Invalid." 

Japanese Art Exhibited 

Students of the nature and art 
appreciation class, secured for 
exhibition the Loan Exhibit of 
Shima Japanese Prints. The ex- 
hibit consists of about 145 prints 
of various sizes with beautiful 
color harmonies and masterly de- 
signs. The Shima Prints are made 
in Japan and represent the very 
best color block printing being 
done in the world today. The col- 
lection has superb reproductions 

{Continued on page 6) 

President and Mrs. 

Derthick Entertain 


President Emeritus H. J. D: i r- 
thick and Mrs. Derthic.k royally 
entertained the untied and un- 
defeated Milligan College Buff- 
aloes with a sumptuous banquet 
at the John Sevier Hotel in 
Johnson City, November 26. 
Forty-five places were taken at 
the huge banquet table, with 
President and Mrs. Derthick pre- 
siding at the head. The room was 
beautifully decorated in the best 
gridiron fashion. 

President and Mrs. Derthick 
proposed toasts to the coaching 
staff and to the senior members 
of the squad who ended their 
football careers with the victory 
over Hluefield College. Coaches 
Lacey and Senter, along with 
captains Eastrrling and Riggs, 
expressed their appreciation to 
President and Mrs. Derthick for 
the marvelous banquet and to all 
the members of the footbal 1 squad 
for their outstanding work and 
their grand spirit of cooperation 
in making this Milligan's great- 
est football season. 

All the Buffaloes say they en- 
joyed the superb banquet to the 

Alpha Psi Omega Has 
New Members 

The Eta Lambda Cast of the 
Alpha Psi Omega met Tuesday 
night, November 19. The pur- 
pose of the meeting was to elect 
new members in recognition of 
their work in the recent product- 
ion, "The Imaginary Invalid." 
The unanimous vote of the old 
members is necessary for election, 
The following people were elect- 
ed: Henry Kegley, for his except- 
ionally good characteristics of 
Argan, the invalid; David Trot- 
(Continued on page 6) 



DECEMBER 4, 1940 


Published bi-weekly by the students of Milligan 


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Editor - - - Reable Griffith 

Junior Associate Editor - Charles Akard 
Feature Editors - David Trotter, Shelby 

Jett, Ruby Young 
Sports Editors - - Aubrey Painter 
Jack Ankeny, Trent McNeeley 
Girls' Sports Reporter - Janette Breeding 
Reporters - Sunshine Teilman, Mary Sue 
Ringstaff, Tevis Cole, Jean 
Mitchell, Lawrence Gilliam, 
Kathryn Davis, Edna Eirl 
Heaten, Richard Cantrell, 
Walter Dorricott 
Contributor - - Prof. J. F. Holly 

Business Staff 
Business and Circulation Manager 

Fred Dellinger 
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Henry Robb 
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May, Eileen Ellis, Eve- 
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Type setters: Charles Akard, Archie Gray, 

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This publication endeavors to foster the ideals 
for which the student body is ever striving: 
namely, higher scholarship, cleaner sportsman- 
ship, and finer comradeship. It endeavors to rep- 
resent the school in all its aspects and to print, 
in an accurate and engaging way, everything of 
news interest concerning it. 


Amid life's rush and turmoil, 
One day we pause - - recall 

In solemn thanks to Thee, Lord 
For Thou hast given all. 

Never a day at dawning, 
Never a night that falls, 

Never a moment of longing, 
But that thy care befalls, 

So now with all our thankfull hearts, 
For all thy boundless giving, 

Give we praise in greater part, 
For life and joys of living. 

— Hillmond Eudell Gravley 

For Our Many Blessings 

Let us give thanks not only on the day set 
aside for Thanksgiving but on each day of the 
year. Are we thankful for being Americans? 
Therein lies our rights to certain freedoms — free- 
dom of speech, freedom in religion and freedom 
in politics for as we vision beyond the horizon we 
become aware of the absence of freedom among 
peoples of other lands. Everyone should be thank- 
ful for these freedoms, and in so doing, pray "God 
bless America, we are thankful for it." 

Are we thankful for the homes from whicl; 
we come? Often we forget the many sacrifices 
which our parents make to send us to school, in 
order that we may become better prepared to 
live a life of service. We can show our apprecia- 
tion to them by remembering them on every pos- 
sible occasion. 

Are we thankful for our school ; for trie prin> 
ciples which it teaches, for the training we receive 
here? The expressed purpose of such organiza- 
tions is to mold our thoughts and ideals so that 
we may be better citizens that we may contribute 
something to mankind. While in school we can 
express our appreciations by being loyal, by at- 
tending classes, games, chapel programs and all 
other school activities. The care of little things 
proves our thankfulness. The value of a thing is 
not realized until it is with us no longer. Students 
in other lands do not have our privileges. 

Let us remember to give thanks for the op 
portunitics which make our lives richer. 

The Milligan Spirit 

As Christmas nears, we can glance backward 
and see that as far as the old Milligan spirit is 
concerned the first portion ol our school year is 
about the tops. We believe that the new adminis- 
tration is doing its part to help make this a suc- 
cessful year; and we know that we must have 
that spirit of cooperation, characteristic of Mil- 
ligan College as a whole, before it can be an even 
moderate success. Thus far, we have done exceed- 
gly well. There seems to be a mutual under- 
standing between the administration and our- 
selves and we hope that it shall continue and 
develop. We have every reason to believe that it 
will live and grow more aR the years go by. 


It's a good thing, McNeely, that you've got 
a girl at home, because after so long, girls lose in- 
terest, you know. 

We hear that Trotter was missed on the 
campus last week-end by more than one girl. 


by J. F. HOLLY 

"Business Confidence and 

It is often assumed by the 
people at large that ihe reelec- 
tion of President Roosevelt will 
be a retarding influence on busi- 
ness confidence and thereby upon 
the recovery of the economic 
machine. This assumption is 
based upon the belief that Presi- 
dent Roosevelt is the enemy of 
business, both large and small, 
and that his aim is the crippling 
ol our capitalistic society. Given 
these assumptions the "p.seudo- 
philosophers" are probably cor- 
rect, for business confidence is 
necessary to full business recov- 

Yet, are we warranted in 
granting the assumptions ol this 
articulate group of political dis- 
senters? Looking at the past we 
can see little that Roosevelt has 
done to create business confi- 
dence. His promised "breathing 
spells" never materialized and 
many of his legislative proposals 
in the social and economic fields 
antagonized the business men of 
the nation. These facts would 
appear, on the surface, to justify 
the conclusion that Roosevelt has 
not been interested in restoring 
business confidence. However, 
there are at least two factors that 
tend to neutralize and offset this 
conclusion. Business men are be- 
ginning to realize that, despite 
eight years of tne New Deal, 
Roosevelt has not brought them 
to ruin. Secondly, Roosevelt will 
provide, in all probability, a sti- 
mulus to business confidence in 
his attempts to avoid inflation 
and rapid price rises. 

Business men welcome small 
price rises and their stimulating 
effect; yet, they fear inflation 
and the accompanying upward 
spiral of prices. There is every 
indication that President Roose- 
velt will prevent rapid price in- 
creases by credit manipulation 
and stringent price controls. 
Realizing this, will business men 
not respond favorably to the ex- 
(Continued on page 6) 

DECEMBER 4, 1940 




With two Thanksgivings this month there's 
been a number of conflicts - - but maybe the 
after-math will be all the sweeter. 

Fortunately or unfortunately, one budding 
romance and "The Date" was nipped by the ap- 
pearance of the 'old flame' who carried her home 
for the holidays. 

Francis, you'd better stay alert — we ad- 
mit Latin charm is charming but perhaps a little 

Steve's Bowen's lament is quite understand- 

Her have gone, 

Her have went. 

Her have left I all alone. 

Us cannot went to she. 

Ah, crool woild -- 

How can it was? 

What's the special meaning "I Love to Ride 
the Ferry" hold for Trent and Harry? 

It has been reported that some girls just a- 
dore night strolls. 

And speaking of songs why is it that Edna 
Earle has revived "You May Not Be An Angel"? 

From Pardee comes lip off that Caffee war- 
bles of late 'Believe Me If All Those Endeavor- 
ing Young Charms". 

Comes to our ears that the life of the party 
is usually the death of the furniture. 

Girls, girls, you've slipped - - it took a high 
school girl to initiate Warren Gilbert into our ex- 
clusive institution "Conference"'. 

When a conceited upperclassmen asked a 
sophisticated young freshman for conference we 
are told she replied, "No, but I'll remember and 
admire your good taste." 

All right, Leon, we admit all of uw girls aren't 
"Angels" but come on, give us a break. 

Mary McQeen takes a lot on herself when 
she takes "The Three" home with her for the 
week-end That must be some boy friend you 
have, Mary, or you couldn't stay so true to him. 

What's the matter, Showalter, it's not a date 
book you need, it's a double. 

There's a Kitty on the third floor who is 
afraid of mice. 

Men keep better in a cool dry atmosphere. 

Kink's advice to Tate - Don't have "from 
Ta te to his denrest Arliss" engraved on the ring 
because if she changes her mind you can't use it 
again. Just say ''From Tate to his first and only 

Lucile says the gurgling noise she makes at 
conference is simply her trying to swallow the 
line Jocko's throwing. 

When in hot water, be nonchalant; take a 

Helen Graybeal's theme song is "I'll Never 
Smile Again" now. No wonder, after that out- 
burst in chapel the other morning. 

Gray Musick was in knoxville not long ago 
to attend a football game, ne was supposed to go 
to work in Elizabethton at 12 o'clock and at five 
minutes until 12 he called up his boss and asked 
if he could have the day off to attend a football 

Florence Hale is taking a special course in 
writing love letters. Ask Dwight Whitt how she 
is progressing. 

Who said there couldn't be moonlight picnics 
in one's room, with even a campfire??? Nobody! 
But then it shouldn't be necessary! 

We hear that Eldena Martin "Skip"s quite 
a bit instead of walking. 

We wonder what Bill Norton has that the 
other boys haven't got. People hear too much, 
don't they, Bill, - or see one? 

Do rricott, someone is talking. Jeff's boy friend 
at home won't take too much competition. 

Bill Norton must be teaching astronomy 
these clear nights, for we heard "Betsy" 
Franklin asking the librarian for a book on the 

For information concerning others' affairs 
see Ed Birely or Lowell Cagle-especially tele- 
phone conversations. 

While walking round campus Sunday, Ruth 
was overheard to ask Henry if Prof, and Carsie 
are living in the Francis Derthick house, and 
came the clever reply "Yts, don't you see, Ec- 
stacy marks the spot." 


by Mary Sue Ringstaff 

Virginia Reneau 

Virginia Reneau doesn't rem- 
ember where she was born; she 
went to so many grammar 
schools that she doesn't remem- 
ber where she started. She did 
start the day she was five years 
old and has been going ever since. 
She did graduate from Newport 
High School in 1937 with the 
rest of the Senior class that year. 

She doesn't know how she got 
to Milligan and we wonder our- 
selves! If anyone sees her acting 
funny don,t think anything of it 
. . . it's just Virginia. 

She is an introvert, not espec- 
ially shy but reserved. She says 
she can't do anything and does 
not want to learn. 

Her ambition is to marry a 
guy with a lot of money. She 
doesn't advise the Freshman- - - 
let them do as they please. 

She has belonged to the Glee 
Club and Dramatic Club at 
Milligan. Her hobbies are danc- 
ing- -especially folk and tap- -and 
she is an artist. She doesn't like 
dogs or rats. 

Like Ashley Wilkes outlived 
his time, so has Virginia- -her 
major is French and there is no 

Dorothy Fox 

Dorothy Fox, known as "Dot" 
here, was born in Seymour, Ind- 
iana. She began ber education 
in Reddington Grade School, and 
she graduated from Shields High 
School. She was drum major in 
the high school band for three 
years; also belonged to the Glee 
Club, Girls' Athletic Association, 
Girls Trio, and Mixed Quartet. 
She won the sectional and region- 
al voice contest in high school in 
the contralto division— in South- 
ern Indiana, in which there were 
three regions participating. 

She just came to Milligan ; and 
since she has been here, she has 
belonged to the Glee Club and 
German Club. In her freshman 

(Continued on page 6) 



DECEMBER 4, 1940 


By Sports Editors 


Looking At Sports 

The football season is over 
but we extend our congratulat- 
ions to Milligan's great squad. 
They are the most powerful ag- 
gregation ever to represent the 

Just a few more notes of foot- 
ball wanderings. Did you know 
that Showalter completed 43 per- 
cent of his passes and averaged 
8 yards per try from scrimage. 

Also that Milligan had twelve 
men who scored for her during 
the past season. 

That the Buffs amassed 179 
points to 33 for her 9 oponents. 
Tbis is an average of about 20 
points for Milligan for 4 per game 
for her opponents. 

That Showalter scored the 
most points, 49. While next in 
line are Blessing and Dagata 
with 24 each. 

That Puggs and Showalter are 
in One for A. P. Little Ail- Ameri- 
can. This is easy to see but hard 
to understand how they missed 

That prospects for a good 
basketball season are rosy. A re- 
turn of several veterans plus some 
promising freshmen are giving 
"Doc" Eyler no nightmares. 

Orchids to our footballl staff: 
Coach Lacey, Coach Senter, and 
Coach Webb. 

Lets all stand behind the bas- 
ketball team and keep up our 
fine spirit. They deserve it. After 
all it's our team. 

Intramural Group Hike 
To Johnson City 

Faculty members riding in 
Buicks, Plymouths and on bicy- 
cles were surprised to see a double 
line of Milligan Co-eds happily 
hiking in tbe general direction 
of Johnson City. Upon closer 
observation they recognized Mrs. 
Eyler and eleven girls of the in- 
tramural group and one future 
member, Peggy Eyler. 

Yes, the}' did it, TIip three and 
one-half miles were covered in 
fifty minutes. Of course there 
were several stops along the wa}' 
when cries of, "Wait, let me tie 
my shoe," or "Let us catch up," 
halted the group. 

After such strenuous exercise 
the group was greatly in need 
of refreshment; consequently, the 
"Dixie Barbecue" was taken by 
storm. The waiters were surprised 
that their refreshing pauses were 
not "cokes" but rather chocolate 

If time had permitted, the 
group would have been physically 
able to have hiked back, but lack 
of time forced them to accept 
Dean Eyler's proposal of a Lift. 

Basketball Squad Starts 

Three Lettermen Return 

Coach C. M. Eyler has called 
together a group of about twenty 
boys from which he will select his 
basket-ball squad this year. The 
nucleus of the squad will be Cap- 
tains "Jocko"' Hayes and Charles 
Akard, returning lettermen from 
last year's squad. '1 hey and Ray- 
mond Cure, are the only letter- 
men to report thus far. Gone 
from last year's squad will be: 
Captains Clyde Cooper and 
Bernie Webb, Johnee Howington 
and Harry St.illard. These men 
will be hard to replace since all 
four were regulars. Three of them 
were four-year lettermen and 
were lose through graduation. 

There are four veterans who 
did not letter last year that are 
expected to do Dr. Eyler some 
good. They are: Torbett, Cross, 
Blessing and Pierce. This brings 
the total of old men to seven. 

New men looking good are 
Harry Long, Doug Riddle, and 
Willard Grant. There are still 
several men to report from the 
football squad. Among these are 
Pie Garner, Ben Webb, J. E. 
Penny and Herman Lane. 

The schedule has notbeen an- 

(Continued on Page 6) 

Every 7 student of Milligan, especially the football boys, 
wish to express their happiness on hearing of Bill Wagner,s 
rapid recovery. Every student recognizes Bill as one of our 
outstanding students and all have felt his absence. 

3uffs Conquer Rambling 

Reds 42-21 

In a great ball game, played 
■efore a large holiday crowd, the 
Milligan College Buffaloes de- 
feated a powerful Bluefield elev- 
n 42 to 21. The team of Coach 
Lacey displayed power, a tricky 
offense, and a stalwart defen-ein 
defeating a fighting but outclas- 
sed Bluefield team. 

Milligan scored in the first 
quarter when Dagata tallied on 
an end around from the ten yard 
line. Williams converted the ex- 
tra point. 

Bluefield thtn took over the 
limelight and held it until just 
before the half closed. BluefiHd 
marched to the BufTs 36 yard 
line. They scored on a pass from 
Sarver lo Fisher, who also kicked 
the extra point. 

Looking far from the powerful 
outfit, it is, Milligan was unable 
to get started until just before 
the half end?d. In the waning 
minutes of the first half Milligan 
scored her second touchdown. 
Showalter plunged over from the 
one yard line. Bireley place- 
kicked the extra point. The half- 
time score was Milligan 14. Blue- 
field 7. 

Soon after the second half be- 
gan, the Milligan offense began 
to click. Milligan marched down 
the field and scored her third 
touchdown. Brummitt scored af- 
ter setting it up with a beautiful 
run. Bireley converted. 

Tbe Buffs' next score came af- 
ter a forty yard jaunt by Black- 
well, who made a spectacular in- 
terception of a Bluefield pass. 
Bireley converted again. 

Coach Lacey's reserves played 
most of the last quarter and 
against them Bluefield scored her 
two touchdowns. These scores 
came due to passes. The Ramb- 
ling Reds were unable to pene- 
trate the second string line. One 

(Continued on Page 6) 

DECEMBER 4, 1940 


Buffalettes Have Ful 

The Buffalettes did their first 
scrimmaging of the season last 
Wednesday*, when Coach G. C. 
Hayes gave them a thorough 
work-out. The girls showed lack 
of training and poor organization; 
however, many of them gave 
promise of doing good work. 
There are about twenty girls out 
for basketball. They come from 
high schools in which both two- 
division and three-division girls' 
basketball is played. Hayes an- 
nounced that two-divisional will 
be used, as it is the more general- 
ly accepted form. 

Executive Committee Entertained 

Mrs. Eyler entertained the 
executive committee of the Intra- 
mural group and her two assist- 
ants in her apartment, Saturday 
night, November 16. The group 
chatted in the kitchen, while they 
cracked nuts and made candy. 

Further Plans Made 

The entire Intramural group 
met Tuesday tu discuss more 
weighty matters. Aline Hyder 
submitted the new constitution 
A few changes were suggested 
The question of dues was di>cus- 
sed, some holding that they would 
be an asset, others, a liability, to 
the further growth of the group. 
It was moved that track be 
introduced into the intramural 
program. The suggestion that a 
field day be held in the spring 
was received with enthusiasm. The 
new constitution named hiking 
as one of the intramural activi- 
ties, one point per mile to be 
given to those who participate in 
this activity. A hike to Johnson 
City was planned for Saturday 
under the supervision of Mrs. 

Table tennis is gaining increas- 
ing popularity at this season. A 
ping-pong tournament will be 
held in the immediate future, 
directed by Helen Graybeal, cap- 1 
tain of table tennis and bowling, j 

In The Cha pel 
Rev. K. J. Jaroszewicz 

K. J. Jaroszewicz, missionary 
for the Churches of Christ in 
Eastern Poland, visited Milligan 
on Tuesday, November 18. Rev 
Jaroszewiczgraduated from John- 
son Bible College, Kimberlin 
Heights, Knoxville, Tennessee in 
1916. He has carried on mission- 
ary work in Poland since 1923. 

Rev. Jaroszewicz' message to 
the student body was a vivid 
picture of the suffering men, 
women and children in war-torn 
Europe He told many incidents 
of how he and Mrs. Jarorz wicz 
narrowly escaped death due to 
persecution of the men in author 
ity in Poland, Germany and other 

Hyder- Lodter Nupt 

Miss Jessie Trout 

The student body of Millligan 
College were honored to have 
with them Miss Jessie Trout at 
the regular chapel hour on Mon- 
day, November 25. Miss Trout is 
a returned missionary worker and 
secretary to Kagawa, the out- 
standing Christian leader of 
Japan and probably of the world. 

Mis.s Trout brought a message 
about the Japanese people with 
whom she was associated while 
carrying on missionary work in 

Dr. Harry Keller 

Dr. Harry Keller, rector of the 
Episcopal Church of Johnson 
City, was guest speaker for 
chapel service on Tuesday, Nc 
ember 26. Dr. Keller is a familiar 
figure at Milligan College and 
the college students are always 
glad to have him. 

Dr. Keller brought a very in- 
spiring message on the subject 
"What is Man?" 

Boys Plan Party 

An event which is always look 
ed forward to with anxiety is the 
annual boys' party for the girls. 
This year it will be a Christmas 
party to be given December 13. 
The boys assure the girls that al- 
though this is on Friday 13. they 
expect to show every one who at- 
tends a merry time. This party 
will be the climax of pre-holiday 

Character zed by simplicity 
and dignity was the marriage of 
Miss Carsie Hyder to Edward G. 
Lodter, Thanksgiving afternoon 
at four o'clock in the Milligan 
College chapel. 

Tall pine and banked ever- 
greens were a lo\ely background 
for the improvised altar which 
was marked by tall floor baskets 
filled with large white chrysan- 
themums. An arch before which 
the vows were plighted centered 
the altar, with two seven branch 
candelabra on either side. Ceil- 
ing lights were extinguished and 
wall lights cast soft blue shadows 
over the altar as the candelabra 
were lighted and the bridal car- 
pet placed by the ushers, Burl 
Peery, Vince Tate, Trent Moe- 
cley and Arvin Williams. 

Immediately preceding the 
ceremony a musical program was 
given, with Miss Frances Le 
Doyt Yearley, music instructor 
at Milligan College as accomp 
anist for the vocal solos. '"Until" 
was sung by Miss Katherine 
Davis followed by Ralph Shelley 
of Tusculum singing, "All For 
You". Miss Evelyn Hannah, 
Johnson City harpist played, 
"My Hearc at Thy Sweet Voice" 
Mrs. John N. Fugate of Taze- 
well, Tennessee, close friend of 
the bride, sang, "O, Promise Me" 
Mrs. Henry I. Burbage, of 
Johnson City, at the console of 
the George W. Keys Memorial 
Organ, played the Wedding 
March from Lohengrin. Dr H. 
J. Derthickand Rev. C. E. Burns 
entered the altar and took their 
places under the arch. 

Miss Aline Hyder, sister of 
the bride was maid of honor 
Miss Hyder entered the chapel 
from the left and was immediate- 
ly followed by the bride on the 
arm of her father, S. J. Hyder, 
meeting the groom and Oris Hy- 
der, brother of the bride, who 
acted as best man, at the altar. 
The bride was given in marriage 
by her father. 

Dr. H. J. Derthick officiated, 
using the double troth ceremony. 
He was assisted by Rev. C. E. 

(Continued on page 6) 




Last week's storm through 
turkey-raising states of the mid- 
West destroyed an estimated 
2,OCO,000 birds, thereby snatch- 
ing turkey right out of some- 
body's plate. Those that weren't 
killed will "be-headed" for the 
East soon as well asior the feast. 


To Professor Lodter on 
Thanksgiving night we dedicate, 
"Little Man, You've Had a Busy 
Day." Avoir raison, Prof? 

The Brown House theme un- 
til Christmas is, "Deck the Halls 
with Boughs of Holly." 

The English send greetings 
with "Tanks for Everything" ~ 
perhaps we should say "Everv 

The slogan of the Community 
Chest is "All our begs in one 

"Ferry Boat Seranade" rates 
ferry good. 

"BUFF and BOOM" 

Arguments at conference are 
so short and sharp they sound 
like an elephant stepping on a 
lobsters back. 

After seeing the presents re- 
ceived by Prof. Lodter at the 
stag party last week, it appears 
that the wedding isn't tak 
place any too soon. 

Who is the new janitor down 
at the brown house? Holly-wood. 

Quote, "Bireley's hair re- 
sembles the contours of a coon 
skin hat." Unquote, 


The Forum group enjoyed one 
of its best programs, to date, 
when Roy C. Nelson, prominent 
attorney of Elizabethton, deliver- 
ed an address on the "Legal Pro- 
fession." Better come next time, 
lads, as all opinions are legal. 

"Lit Wit" 

It was hard to determine just 
what was lit when Tate and Pee- 
ry were stringing the lights on 
the roof of the Boy's dormitory. 

Nancy, how does it feel to be 
"cooped" up. 

(Continued on page 6) 



DECEMBER 4, 1940 


Continued from page 2) 

pansion in business that will fol- 
low defense spending? 

This analysis cannot be pushed 
to the limit for it if impossible to 
to predict what the President 
will do in the future. He has 
said to his Hyde Park friends 
that he is "the same Roosevelt". 
If this statement is true, the 
above analysis should be valid 
If the statement is false, the fu- 
ture is unpredictable. 

In conclusion, the point should 
be made that President Hoose- 
velt owes to the nation a state- 
ment of his program for the fu- 
ture. Such a statement would 
remove many unanswerable ques- 
tions and would permit most 
groups to know where they stand. 
The writer closes with the hope 
that such a statement will be 

Note: The writer composes this 
column at least two weeks in ad- 
vance of publication; keep ir 
mind that many statements will 
in the interim, appear either fool- 
ish or unnecessary. Predictions 
and opinions are often valid to- 
day and foolish tomorrow. Often 
the prediction, if correct, will 
have been carried out before the 
paper goes to press. The time lag 
should be kept in mind while 
reading this and later Comments 

Alpha Psi Omega 

(Continued from page 1) 

ter and Blanche Fair for their 
work in "What a Life" and "The 
Imaginary Invalid"; John Hall 
for "What a Life"; Reable Grif- 
fith for her work as Toinette in 
the recent play; and Edgar Lan- 
ders and Emma Good for technical 
work on "The Imaginary Invalid" 
Edgar was stage manager and 
Emma was assistant director. 
The first initiation rites will be 
Monday night, November 25, 
:ind the date for the initiation 
banquet is tentative. 


(Continued from page 


Saying of the week: "And 
where do you think you're going 
at this hour of the night?" 

Quails and Norton are so inter- 
ested in the late Greek successes 
against Italy, they want to join 
a Greek fraternity. 

I read that the roof of the cap- 
itol in Washington is about to 
collapse. Is it any wonder after 
being subjected to the hot air of 
both parties? 

PERSEVERENCE- - Road dod- 
gers who travel to the post office 
at ten o'clock P. M. in hope for 
the male. 

- - What it takes to keep the 
scrubs warming the bench. 

- - The postage stamp has it 
when it sticks to its job and de- 
livers the goods after being licked 

4) before starting. 

- - Those who can sleep with 
dirt under their bed and keep 

nounced as yet, but Dr. Eyler f rom having a guilty conscience 


(Continued from page 

Japanese Art Exhibited 

(Continued from page 17 

of famous animal paintings of 
the 17th century, landscapes by 
Hokusai and Hiroshige of the 
19th century, and birds and 
flowers of the 19th ard 20th cen- 
turies. These splendid r. produc- 
tions are entirely hand-blocked 
on mulberry bark paper from 
cherry woodblocks, and the col- 
ors used are made from vege- 
table dyes. The collection was 
exhibited in the art room on 
November 22, and all members 
of the student body and faculty 
were invited to see it. 

reports that he will play about 
four games before the Christmas 
holidays. There will be games 
with the Alumni, King and two 
with Emory and Henry. 

Hyder - Lodter 

(Continued from page 5) 

During the ceremony Miss 
Evelyn Hannah played softly, 
"Believe Me If All Those En- 
dearing Young Charms." 

The recessional, played on the 
organ, was Mendellsohn's Wed- 
ding March. 

NOTE: Any names given in this 
column are purely coincidental 


(Continued from page 3) 

year here, she sang in the oper- 
etta, "Who Discovered America" 

Her majors are English and 
social science and she is going to 
be a school teacher. This year 
she is working in the registrar's 

Her hobbies are bowling, sing- 
ing, reading. Her advise to fresh- 
men: "Grin and take it, because 
you won't always be freshmen." 

Buffs - Bluefield 

(Continued from page 4) 

of the passes was from Douglas 

to Linkous. Sarver drop-kicked 

the extra point. This made the 

score Milligan 35, Bluefield 21. 
Coach Lacey then shoved his 

first eleven on the field and they 

marched down for the game's 

last score. Showalter plunged 

over for the Buffs' last score. 

Williams placekicked the pxtra 

point. This made the score 42-21. 
The game was interesting and 

a well played conflict, although 

there was never any doubt as to 

the better team. The first downs 

were 21 to 8 in favor of Milligan. 
The outstanding players for 

Bluefield were Linkous, an end, 

who scored two of her touch- 
downs, another was Jody Fisher, 
a blocking back, who was especi-| 

ally outstanding on defense, and | success oi ^- The group were 
the last, but not l?ast, is Sarver | entertain ^ by some very amus- 
We wish to say that he is one of j in S incidents taken from his cate- 
the best backs we have seen all 

To choose Miliigan's stars is a 
tough job. They all played good 
ball. However, in the line the 
guard play was outstanding. 
James Riggsand "Jo Jo" Dellin- 
ger closed their college careers in 
a blaze of glory. At the flanks, 
Dagata and Bireley played great 
games. And we mustn't forget 
"Pie" Garner who played his u*- 
ual game. As for the backs the 
two outstanding were Bruminitt, 
who never played a better game, 
and (you guessed it) BUI Showal- 
ter, who turned in his usual stel- 
lar game. 

So, more power and glory to 
Miliigan's 1940 gridiron machine. 
They brought honor and fame to 
the school, so congratulations, 
and needless to say, we are proud 
of you. 

Forum Group 

(Continued from page 1) 
his work and has made such a 

gory of cases. They were shown, 
as well, what peculiar twists 
some cases may take when cap- >: 
able lawyers pit their strength of 
wits against each other in heated 

The truth seeker often leads 
a lonely life and likewise thp 
hardest job in the world is to 
do nothing at all. 

A purchased 

friend never 

Example may be better than 
precept but they certainly work 
well together. 


Big ideas can be expressed 
in few words: The Ten Com- 
mandments contained 2 9 7 
words: Lincoln's speech at 
Gettysburg, 266 words; St. 
Matthew's description of the 
Crucifixion, 1 200 words; the 
Declaration of Independence, 
1321 words: the Sermon on the 
Mount, 2435 words; the Con- 
stitution of the United States 
2294 words. 

A photograph smile is never 

The man who is continually 
at work is a man who is happv 
and continuously successful. 

Hear no ill of a friend, nor 
speak any of an enemy. 

The man who is satisfied 
with himself is not very well 
acquainted with himself. 

The lover sees with an eye 
that is both opaque and out of 


Published Semi-Monthly By The Students 

VOL. 6. 



ittusii &ecttal 
Closes pre#olioap 

The music departmeni will 
close the pre-holiday activities 
with their annual recital in the 
college chapel, Monday evening, 
December 16. Ten students of 
voice and piano will take part. 
Selections will include numbers 
from Bach, Chopin, Schubert, 
Mendlessohn. Wagner. Several 
promising .freshman will be heard 
by the student body for the first 
time. Miss Yearley is to be 
commended on the work done 
throughout the department this 

ifnotball (Uaiu 
Presents (Lrnphij 

(Lit Cnarltes 

The Milligan College champ- 
ionship football squad conducted 
the chapel program on Thursday, 
December 12, in an appreciation 
service. Co-captain James Riggs 
presided, and expressed his appre- 
ciation to the squad, the faculty, 
the coaches, and the student 
body for their support and efiorts 
in making the football year what 
it has been. Professor Cochrane 
and Dean Eyler paid tribute to 
the boys fornot only their suc- 
cess in the game, but for their 
unselfish, gentlemanly spirit and 
fine manhood. President of the 
M Club, Bob Rice, paid compli- 
ment to the three coaches. Co- 
captain Bob Easterling then pre- 
sented the coaches with a gold- 
plated trophy bearing this in- 
( Continued on page 5) 

Christmas Y T e£per 
H>erbtce to 
pe ^rescnteb 

The Glee Club under the di- 
rection of Miss Frances Yearley 
will present- a solemn inspiring 
vespers Sunday evening. Decem- 
ber 15, at 7 o'clock in the college 
chapel. The organ, the candlelit 
3tage, and the voices of the black 
and the white-clad choir will 
blend iDto an atmosphere of 
reverent quietness. The program 
includes selections from Handel's 
"The Messiah", carols and 
hymns. Special numbers will be 
presented by Kathryn Davis. 
Eloise Parker, Dorothy Fox, and 
the Men's Chorus. 

jFanuuis llbltmst ^Ircsattcij £rg 

(Cmtm'i Assnriatimt 

Albert Spalding, famous vio- 
linist, was presented in a concert 
at the Tennessee State Teachers 
College auditorium, Friday even- 
ing, December 6, as the first of 
the series of concerts sponsored 
by the Johnson City Community 
Concert Association. Many stu- 
dents of Milhgan College who 
have membership cards were 
privileged to attend this magnfi- 
cent performance. 

Mr. Spalding was born in 

Chicago, Illinois, in 18SS. and 
received his education in Xew 
York; Florence, Italy; Paris, 
France. After making his debut 
in Paris in 1905, he toured the 
principal cities in Europe. On 
November S, 1908, he made his 
American debut with the Dam- 
rosch Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, 
Xew York. This was followed by 
a concert tour of the United 

(Continued on Page 6) 

MuimttiTr Vnxuh 
■jjlait (Llirbtutas 

In the Prayer Room on the 
third floor of the Administration 
Building, under the Christmas 
star, the old story of Christmas 
will be told in a new, new way, 
December 16. Kay Sluder 

has charge of the program which 
is as follows: Christmas carols by 
the congregation, The Christmas 
Story, special music, candle 
light presentation. 

Tin's will give all those who 
want to get into the true Christ- 
mas Spirit before the holiday- a 
grand chance to "worship the 
Christ Child in Spirit and in 
Truth." The Volunteer Band in- 
vites you. 





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Is There a Santa Claus? 

This publication endeavors to foster the ideals 
for which the student body io ever striving; 
namely, higher scholarship, cleaner sportsman- 
ship, and finer comradeship. It endeavors to rep- 
resent the school in all its aspects and to print 
in an accurate and engaging way, everything of 
news interest concerning it. 

Holp Cfcrtst Cfjtlb 

Holy Christ-Child, Babe of Wonder 
Who once came from Heaven down 
To a stable and a manger 
In a sleepy little town, 
On this Christmas night so blessed 
Loving hearts to thee we bring, 
As we worship and adore thee, 
Earth's redeemer, Lord and King. 
Holy Christ Child, Prince of Glory, 
God the Father's own dear son, 
Find in us a humble dwelling 
Walk with us till life is done 
May the light that led the wise men 
Shine upon our pathway still, 
Bringing peace, and joj', and comfort, 
And to all the Earth Good-will. 

Carolyn B. Freeman 

Dear Editor: 

I am eight years old. Some of. my little 
friends say that there is no Santa Ciaus. Please 
tell me the truth. Is there a Santa Claus? 

Virginia 0. Hanlon 

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He ex- 
ists as certainly as love and generosity and devo- 
tion exist, and you know that they abound and 
give to life its highest beauty and joy. .... 

Not believe in Santa Claus! You misfit as 

well not believe in fairies Nobody sees 

Santa Claus but that is no sign there is no Santa 
Claus. The most real things in the world are 
those which neither chiidren nor men can see. No 
Santa Claus! Thank God! He lives lorever. 

—From the New York Sun 

Cole-Cochrane Engagement 

Mr. and Mrs. James Anderson Cole of Eliz- 
abcthton, Tennessee are announcing the engage- 
ment of their daughter, Miss Tevis Beatrice Cole 
to Asa Frazier Cochrane, Jr. of Milligan College. 

Nuptials will be in the Milligan College 
chapel, Tuesday evening, December 17 at eight 

Miss Cole is a member of the -Senior class. 
Mr. Cochrane is a 1940 graduate of Milligan and 
is aspociated with the chemistry laboratory at 
the American Bemberg Corporation. 

Several pre-nuptial social courtesies com 
plimenting the bride-elect have been planned. 


by J. F. HOLLY 




Mr and Mrs. Bob Culvahouse, graduates of last 
year, were on the campus, November 29 and 30 
visiting Mrs. Culvahouse's sister, Juanita Johns- 

Mr. and Mrs. William Sidney Davis were on 
the campus Thanksgiving Day. Mr. Davis has a 
sister, Catherine, and Mrs. Davis a brother, Harry 
long in school now. 

Mr. and Mrs. James Edens were on the cam- 
pus Thanksgiving Day. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Shelley were here 
Thanksgiving Day. Mr, Shelley sang at the wed- 
ding of Professor and Mrs. Lodter on that day. 

Miss Mary Elizabeth McMillin was the guest 
of Miss Kathcrine Davis November 27 and 28. 

Bogus Culvahouse was the guest of the col- 
lege on the evening of December 5. Mr. Culva- 
house came as coach of the Meggs basketball 

Principles of Taxation 
Taxes are compulsory charges 
imposed upon citizens for the 
supporl ol the government. Since 
taxes are paid for the general 
services of government and not 
for any special benefit derived by 
the individual taxpayer, distribu- 
tion of the tax burden presents 
several difficult problems. The 
total amouit of revenues raised 
by taxation and the growing 
burden of taxes further compli- 
cates the problem of tax distri- 
bution. With these qualifications 
in mind, the following remarks 
are indicative of the recognized 
principles or tests of a sound 
tax system. 

First, taxes should produce 
sufficient revenue to meet the 
fiscal needs of the government. 

Second, taxes should be con- 
venient to the payer. Complica- 
ted tax laws arid complex tax 
administration are obnoxious to 
the citizens. Any tax is distaste- 
ful to the taxpayer; therefore, 
why aggravate the situation with 
unnecessary complications? 

Third, an element of certainty 
is essential to a sound system 
of taxation. On the one hand, le- 
gal certainty of taxation means 
that tax evasion would be impos- 
sible. On the other, economic 
certainty demands that the 
government should be certain of 
the incidence of the particular 
tax. In other words, who pays 
the tax? Can the tax, for exam- 
ple, be shifted from the manu- 
facturer to the consumers? The 
shifting of a tax may be altogether 
proper; however, the govern- 
ment should determine the inci- 
dence of the tax and act accord- 

Fourth, the system of taxation 
should be just or equitable. The 
tax burden can be apportioned 
in conformance with either of two 
principles: the benefit principle 
or the ability principle, or a blen- 
ding of the two principles. The 
benefit principle holds that indi- 

(Continued on Page 6) 

DECEMBER 14, 1940 




Well, here it is nearly Christmas almost be- 
fcre the effects of Thanksgiving have complete- 
ly worn off - - but of course all the newly initiat- 
ed Buffaloes are anxious to get back into more 
familiar "stamping-grounds" and, guess we 
might's well 'i'ess up, we old ones arc looking for- 
ward to the next three weeks. There are some of 
us who realize we haven't done our best and are 
just a little 'fraid Santa Clans may forget us when 
he starts reaching down into his bag -- but Cu- 
pid has been the star of the season and here's 
hoping he gets a nice hand out- 
Better look out for the "Power House", Earl 
Peterson, Trotter has a pretty long arm 

Nelt'esays June wakes her c\'ery morning 
singing, "Penny's from Heaven." 

Could Herman Lane stay, down to Girls 
Basketball practice because of the girls or girl? 
What do you say, Kittj ? 

Do you know what the "M" on the boys' 
dorm stands for? Mighty Milligan Men -- Most- 
ly Mike. 

What's wrong with Nita's arm? -.- Could it 
be '"Caffee" nerves again? 

Ted: Darling, in the moonlight your teeth 
look like pearls. 

Viola: Pearl who? 

Overheard at Conference: 

Clyde: How does one make a Venetian blind? 

Nancy: Stick a finger in his eye. 

Since this sport season is taking Jocko's time 
— Bernie, here's your chance. 

Arliss, we didn't know pictures come that 
large. Where do you study with "that" sitting on 
your desk? 

Mrs. Nave to Dorricott at Conference: "I'll 
give you eight minutes of grace." 

Dorricott: "Grace, nothing; all I want is 

Opportunity knocks' only once, Buddy - - 

but Nettie's old flame has a different idea. 

Information, please. Mike, why is a farmer 
so attractive? 

To see a startling reproduction of "Kink 
let's visit second floor room 26. 

Lawrence, you really like the Puerto Ricans, 
don't you? 

We wonder what June Farmer thinks of 
when she plays that powder box in her room. 

For Jimmy Senber we suggest more leniency. 
Even Doc Eylcr lets us keep our books open dur- 
ing recitation. 

Hale - - Be careful of your conversation 
when you get; those long-distant calls.- - Remem- 
ber Pardee Hall is on the same line. 

The Spalding Concert gave Gene MeNeeley 
an idea - - all musicians don't have long hair. 

Anna Lee Mills' hobby is Fox hunting. 

A notice to whom it may concern: Shadows 
tell tales. Beware, all conference members. 

Prof Locker, don't feel bad about being a 
few minutes late every morning. We don't blame 
you for lingering over your morning coffee. 

Several weeks ago Dr. McCarrell spoke in 
chapel on Columbus. The next day a freshman 
went up to his desk and handed him a paper. Jn 
reply to Doc's puzaled look the freshman asked, 
"Weren't we. supposed to take notes?" 

Minnie McCIurd has been interested in col- 
lecting stones all her life. She has a very precious 
one in her possession now; if you wish an exhib- 
ition, see her at conference. 

Well June, it seems we'll soon be in the 
Navy now! 

It seems big handsome Bill Blackwell is cer- 
tainly living up to his reputation as Romeo -- 
he's started serenading now. 

Why don't you give one of those good-look- 
ing brunettes a break, Evelyn? 

Gish, what's the matter, aren't Milligan 
boys good enough for you? 

Better watch those blondes, Jean, Ed might 
be susceptible. 

After all, Penny, if you're going to write so 
much about June, why not publish your book? 

We hear that there is a gook-Iooking dorm- 
itory boy who is glad Imogene Odom has dropped 
the boy in town. 

. A Carpenter approached an Angle in a road 
n England where boughs of Brown Holly grew 
There he saw Dickenson attempting to Hyder. 

These jokes are not feeble - - they're tired, 
having been worked so many years. 


by Mary Sue Ringstaff 

Violet May 

Violet was born in Bristol, 
Tennessee April 10, 1919 She 
started to scllool at the age of six 
in the Mountain City Element- 
ary School at Mountain City, 
Tennessee. There she attended 
school until the fifth grade and 
then went to Havre de Grace in 
Maryland She eame to Eliza- 
beth ton after about a year in the 
North. She finished the eighth 
grade at Junior High in Eliza- 
bethton. and began high school 
in Johnson Couuty High School, 
where she attended one and one- 
half years. She came back to 
Elizabeth ton and graduated from 
Elizabethton High. In her senior 
year of high school, she was vo- 
ted to be the superlative and 
: nd most studious senior of her 

She eame to Milligan in 1937 
for several reasons: (1) others 
made the opportunity possible, 
(2) just naturally likes school 
life. She was a day student the 
fisrt year. At Milligan she has 
belonged to the Dramatic Club 
and the Home Economics Club. 

Her major is Homo Ec and 
minors are Chemistry and Biol- 
ogy, Her plans for the future are 
very indefinite and undecided. 

Her hobbies are drawing, sew- 
ing, cooking, keeping scrap books. 
She likes tennis best of all sports. 

Her advise to freshmen: "To 
thine own self be true." 

She was queen for the home- 
coming this year. She is secretary 
to the President. 

Ruth Knowlton 

Ruth was born in Birmingham 
Alabama, and went to Memphis 
when she w as about two years 
old. She attended grammar and 
high school there and then came 
to Milligan, because President 
Derthick always said she would 
come to Milligan. 

In high school she belonged to 
the Phi Psi, a prep school, soror- 
(Continued on page 6) 



DECEMBER 14, 1940 


By Sports Editors 

I. M. U. 

Looking At Sports 



Bill Showalter, fullback, and 
"Fatty 1 ' Riggs, guard, were nam- 
ed on the Little All-American 
squad. The squad consists of 
thirty-three players from small 
college* throughout the country. 

When Coach Lacey calls his 
team out next fall, the nucleus of 
his team will be gone. Those 
graduating are: "Shag" Rice, tac- 
kle; "Fatty" Riggs, "Jo-Jo Del- 
linger, Floyd Childers, and Ed 
Fox, guards; Bill Blackwell and 
Hope Burton from the backfield. 
Be good to Coach, Santa, and 
bring him seven good men to re- 
place these. 

Our first basketball game i- 
past history but we are laying 
our money on "Doc" Eyler's boys 
to bring home the bacon. 

Although our boys looked rag- 
ged, it was their first ball game; 
and not practice but experience 
makes perfect. 

Did you know that "Doc" 
Eyler told Lane he would get 
thrown out of his first ball game. 
He was! 

Also that it wasn't Dr. Eyler 
yelling "set-up" at the game; it 
was Jimmy Senter. 

In a word description of 
Charles Akard- - a man ol mite ! 

Orchids to Boyce Cross and 
Jocko Hayes for their play a- 
gainst the "Wasps". 

The most popular song at the 
M Club initiation Tuesday was, 
"I Get a Kick Out of You". 

MilliganFrosh Defeated 

Caffee Leads Baby-Buffs With 
8 Points 
The Milligan College Baby- 
Buffs came out on the short end 
of the 17-23, in the curtain raiser 
December 5, to Meigs High 
(Continued on pace 6) 


Milligan Men 

Eyler Is New President of S.M.C. 

Maryville Withdraws 

In a meeting of the Smoky 
Mountain Conference schools 
held at Knoxville December 2, 
Milligan was the school with big 
guns. Four Milligan men were 
placed on the all-conference team, 
and our own Dr. Eyler was se- 
lected as president of the organiz- 
ation for the coming year. An- 
other highlight of the meeting 
was the withdrawal of Maryville 
from the conference, this was to 
the regret of many of the Confer- 
ence supporters. 

Other business included the 
selection of an all-cunference 
team. Their all-conference team 
reads as follows: 
RE Dagata Milligan 
R T Spraker Milligan 
R G M iller Tusculum 

C Middlcton C - N 

L G Riggs Milligan 

L T Tipton Maryville 
L E Wiggleton C - N 
Q B Honaker Maryville 
LHB Biddle C-N 
R H B Shubert C - N 
F B Showalter Milligan 

The Stampede selects the fol 
lowing as all-conference: 
L E Blessing Milligan 

L T Spraker Milligan 

Milligan Loses Second 
To Emory Henry 

Milligan College lost their se- 
cond game to Emory Henry to 
the lune cf 41, 45 at Emory on 
Tups. Dec. 10. 

The Buffaloes took an early 
lead over the Wasps in the open- 
ing periods of the game. Paced 
by Cure at center and Hayes at. 
foreward, Milligan ended the 
first half out in front with the 
score of 27 to 23. 

At the opening of the second 
half both teams seemed refreshed 
and it was a nip and tuck battle, 
Milligan having the edge over 
the home team. With a few 
minutes to play the Wasps came 
from behind to take the lead, 
staying out in front the remain- 
der of the game. 

Emory main stays were Kil- 
bourne with 15 points and Mich- 
ael with 10 points, Milligan was 
led by Capt Hayes and "Sugar" 
Cure both with 15 points. Akard 
was the defensive star for the 
{Continued on page 6) 

Milligan Loses Opener 

The Milligan College Buffaloes 
were stu'lg by a 53-tS defeat 'd 
by the Emory and Henry Wasps 
in their t pening basketball game, 
D scember 5- 

Kilbburne at center with 16 
points and Michael at a guard 
po-iton with a total of 10 points 
outpaced the Buffalops in the 
early periods of the game. 

A nip and tuck battle, with 
Milligan trailing by only a few 
points, held the crowd of about 
500 boosters spell-bound through 
out the game. 

Milligan's best efforts were 
shown in the 10 points that 
Hayes and Cross each made. 
Hayes made 8 points in succes- 
sion at the start of the half be- 
fore he was taken out on fouls. 
Emory led at half time 23-1S. 

The fighting spirit of the Buf- 
faloes kept Emory on its toes in 
the second half with a one and 
two point lead held by the Wasps. 
A final spurt in the last few min- 
utes of play set the visitors ahead 
with a 6 point lead. 
Emory and Henry Milligan 

Worley 1 F 10 Hayes 

Lynch 11--- F- --- 7 Pierce 
Kilbournel6--C-- MacDowel 

Michael 13 --G 7 Akard 

Hillman - - G 9 Cure 

Substitutions: Milligan-Cross 
10 Blessing 2, Garner 1, Torbett 
0, Lane 0, Webb 2. Emory-Ed- 
monston 0, Drinkard 3, Bach- 
man 7, Lyons 2. 










or Parsley 











Buffs Defeat H. P. King 

Milligan Hits Win Column 

In a basketball game Thurs- 
day night the Milligan College 
Buffaloes hit the comeback trail 
against a strong independent 
team from Bristol. The final 
score was 39-31. The half-time 
score was 21-12, the Buffs lead- 

(Continued on Page 6) 

DECEMBER 14, 1910 




oof Prints 


"Gas Agaru" 
Ths managing-director of a gas 
company was making a stirring 
address. "Think of the good the 
gas company has done," ho said; 
•"If i were permitted to pun I 
should say, Honor the Light Bri- 
gade,'' and from the audience 
'"Scoop" shouted "Oh what a 
charge they made!" 

They stood below the mistle- 
toe and knew not what to do 

For he stood there just four 
feet four 

And she was six feet two. 

"Butcher's Love Song" 

1 never sausage eyes as thine 
And if you'll butcher hand in 


And liver round me every day 
We'll seek some ham- let far a- 


We'll meat life's frown with 

love's caress 

And cleaver road to happiness. 

"Ye Oie Bosko Says" 

A budding romance always 
makes a blooming idiot out of 

Just twentv more days in leap 
year girls. Leap now or weep 
later. Christmas comes once a 
year but leap year just once 
every four years. 

"I'm through with women; 
they cneat and lie 

They prey on us males till the 
day we die 

They tease us, torment us, 
they drive us thin. 

Say, who is that blond that 
just walked in?" 

Silence is golden but we're off 
the gold standard. 

Everything that glitters is not 
gold; sometimes it's peroxide. 

The "Buff-Halo" 
Prof. MeCurdy has rendered a 
(Continued on page 6) 

M Club Initiates 
New Members 

The M Club of Milligan College 
met at the gymnasium Tuesday 
night, December 3, 1940. This 
meeting was to administer the 
final rites to the boys who had 
earned their coveted "M". This 
was the culmination of weeks of 
strict obedience to orders from 
the higher powers. It was not un- 
common to see the Dance of the 
Nymphs - Bend down, brothers- 
On your knees - Sign on the oval 
side- Lend ma your ears- Heark- 
en, hearken, music sounds a-far 

The guests were Edwin Fox, 
Arvin Williams, Shelby Jett, 
John Bradshaw, "Pie" Garner, 
J. E. Penney, and Raymond 
Webb who earned their letter on 
the gridiron. Also William 
Monahan who earned a letter for 
his fine work as publicity man- 
ager for Milligan College. 

'I he meeting was called to 
order by President Rice and af- 
ter a solemn ceremony the pro- 
gram took a lighter vein. It was 
a heart warning (?) occasion 
Delightful rei reshmenta were 

Girls to Receive Points 
for Officiating 

In a recent meeting of the ex- 
ecutive committee of the Girls' 
Intramural Group, it was sug- 
gested that girls be awarded 
points toward a letter for officiat- 
ing No tournament match can 
be played without an official 
agreed upon by both contestants. 
It will also be possible to make 
pointsfor officiating in basketball. 
Dean Eyler Lectures on Rules 

In order to familiarize the girls 
with basketball rules, Dean C. 
M. Eyler gave some much needed 
pointers; Janette Breeding lectur- 
ed on the rules ol table tennis. 

A maximum of twenty-five 
points may be won in one sport. 
The four best officials in basket- 
ball will be selected by Coach G 
C. Hayes and awarded twenty- 
five points. Five points may be 
(Continued on page 6) 

lEitcuaru GEonicu 

The Great Gift 

Richard Cantrell 

A mocking bird greeted the 
early morning by singing the 
sweetest song a bird can sing. 
Perched high on his majestic 
throne far upon the mountain 
side, he sings sadly for he is very 
lonely. All is still and silent but 
the wind, with its whipping and 
stinging lash. Howling and moan- 
ing it sweeps the mountain side, 
tugging and tearing all that's in 
its path. The trcs seem stolid 
and stunned, hypnotized by the 
cold weather. Small rivulets 
trickle downward, running rapid- 
ly so that they might escape from 
this tortuous place: Yet the si- 
lence is broken only by the mel- 
ancholy echo of the ethereal crea- 
ture. Far below a valley stretch- 
es out ever increasing in expanse 
far into the infinity. The rolling 
hills of the valley are dotted with 
trees, idly standing as time goes 
on. The sun is wiped out by a 
towering cloud and dismal dark- 
ness settles over the valley. The 
trees are sighing to each other in 
a hushed voice and the mocking 
bird has retreated to a warm and 
dry place. Snow flurries began to 
drift downward, ever increasing 
in abundance, floating through 
space each performing its duty 
as a true soldier. The wind has 
given up. Even the clouds above 
stare with ignorance to what has 
taken place. 

Yet today is a happy one, for 
many millions of persons because 
Santa is visiting the homes. 
Bright fires and bright faces 
dwell throughout the land. Food 
is plentiful and all is merry and 

Even not so, it is true of all 
people but down in the valley 
stands a lonely shack, burdened 
by old age it leans and is bowed 
by the sorrow inside. The chim- 

ney with its lazy smoke curling 
upward is crumbly and black 
with snot of many years and is 
badly in need of repair. The roof 
is sagged and the boards are 
reaching upward as if to protect 
themselves from the falling ava- 
lanche. The window panes are 
broken and rags and cardboard 
take their place. The steps are 
broken and rocky, demolished by 
years of tramping. 

Inside is only one small dingy 
room "stuffed" and piled with 
useless articles as such would ac- 
cumulate in a savage home Three 
persons lived here, but they live 
no more. For todny came the 
greatest gift a man ever expects 
to receive, an angel from heaven 
has ascended and taken their 
troubled souls to paradise. 

Jim Reeves, his wife and small 
son lay on thf floor covered by 
old musty quilts, sleeping their 
last sleep. They have perished 
from this land due to lack of 
food and the stinging cold that 
crept into this house. 

Time was when they were alive 
living happily and contented but 
without food, work or shelter 
they no longer could live. 

Some day some passerby will 
discover these inert forms and 
when they do, may they respect 
these humble, honest and poor 
people who attained the greatest 
gift that mortal man can achieve 
on any day, even Christmas. 

Football Team 

(Continued from page 1) 

In Appreciation of Coaches 
Steve Lacey 
James Senter 
Bernie Webb 
From Squad of 1940 
S. M. C. Champs 
Undefeated and Untied 
The service closed with the 
singing of the Alma Mater. 



DECEMBER H, 19-10 


Continued from page 2) 

viduals should be taxed accord- 
ing to the benefits which they re- 
ceive from the various govern- 
ment services. This means, in 
effect, that the cost of various 
services would be apportioned 
on this basis. The ability princi- 
ple states that individuals should 
bs taxed according to their abili- 
ty to pay taxes lor the support 
of government sen-ices. 

Taxation on a benefit basis 
would be regressive; that is, the 
poor would be taxed much more 
heavily than the rich because 
they are more dependent on go- 
vernment assistance and protec- 
tion. Taxation on an ability ba- 
sis would be progressive for the 
wealthy class would bear more 
of the cost of government, than 
the poor class would bear. It is 
impossible to base ac entire tax 
svstem on either of these prin- 
ciples. Therefore, for fiscal ade- 
quacy, some combination of the 
benefit and ability principles is 
the most feasible solution If the 
use of some taxes with progres- 
sive rates offsets the regressive 
effects of other taxes, a rough 
proportionality of the tax bur- 
den may be obtained which is 
about the only practical justice 
to be expected from any tax .-ys- 

(Continued from page 3) 

Girls Officiating 

(Continued from page 5) 

won for officiating a game of 
table- tennis until five games have 
been officiated. 

The girls are looking forward 
to basketball games with Happy 
Valley and Hampton. The games 
will be played on the Miiligan 

The Buffalettes' advice is 

IE you are in earnest about 
your work you are already half 
way through it. 

A man's wife hides his faults; 
but that is no reason why he 
should keep her always busy at 
the job. 

ity- "what it stood for I don't 

She stayed two and one-half 
years at Miiligan, left, wont to 
State Teachers College in Mem- 
phis for one quarter, then to 
Sienna College in Memphis, and 
then to the University of Illi- 
nois for one year. There she was 
a member of the Phi Mu Soror- 
ity. Then she came back to Mii- 
ligan, and will finish in January. 
Since she has been at Miiligan 
she has been a member of the 
Dramatic Club- Her reason for 
coming back to Miiligan the sec- 
ond time was because the old 
Miiligan Spirit just got htr. 

She plans to get a job if any- 
one will employ her. She likes 
economics and bookeeping, but 
her major is English; her minors 
are French and Education. She 
says she would like to go back to 
Illinois formore work in Account- 
ing or Economics - maybe next 

Her hobbies are ice skating (If 
she had any ice and ice skates), 
and going to picture shows. When 
asked if she had any outstanding 
characteristic, she replied ."The 
only' outstanding things I have 
are my bunions." 

Her ambition is to have as 
much fun out of life as she can. 
Her advice to Freshmen "try not 
to be Freshmen next year." 


(Continued from page 5) 

Frosh Defeated 

(Continued from page 4) 
School of Decator, Tennessee. 

The slate, at the half time 
period, favored the visitors 13-8, 
a lead the freshmen never did 

The game was a free scoring 
event from the sound of the 
opening whistle. The Miiligan 
quintet shot continually, but the 
but the "green material" failed 
to hit the basket in their numer- 
ous attempts. 

Caffee was the high point man 
for the freshmen, totaling eight 
points; Woody featured for the 
Meigs boys and rolled up a total 
of nine points. 

modern version of the song, "My 
yelliri' colic Baby." If the moon 
had a baby would the sky rocket. 

The serenade the other night 
wasn't loud but my it was sweet, 
to the ears of some. 

Let's stop this "piggley-wig- 
gely" stuff gals. 

Miss Brown says the fireman 
down at the Brownhouse would 
rather sleep than heat. 

After the Alpha Psi banquet, 
the girls came to the conclusion 
that it isn't che menu that makes 
the banquet, it's the menu sit 
next to. 

Come and trip it as you go. 
down the fire-escape to the flo. 
You're in the lime-light. Ain't it 

Stick in there Dory- Life is one 
funny thing after another, and 
love is two funny things after 
each other. 

From the faculty comes: 
"Laugh and I'll laugh with you; 
frown and you don't catch on." 

"Excuse Please." 
F-elt too tired to study 
L-ost my lesson on the way 
U-sed all my paper anyway 
X-o. I really didn't have time 
K-new it once but have for- 

Buffs Defeat H. P. 

(Continued from page 4) 


Dr. Eyler used every man to 
see what they could do and to 
give them experience for future 
games. Millignn showed a strong 
defense and a good offense. The 
Buff- showed improvement and 
will give Miiligan a team to be 
proud to claim. The stand- 
outs for Miiligan were Hayes, 
Pierce, Lane, and Webb. H. P. 
King stars were Morrell and Ni- 
differ. Miiligan was never behind 
in the game. Dr. Eyler's new 
combination was seen to work. 

The lineups: 

"Plane to See" 

Several London schools have 
adopted troup steamers. The stu- 
dents follow their ship's course 
and correspond with the officers 
and crew. Maybe we should a- 
dopt some airplanes. We could 
really crash the headlines then. 
The "profs" sa}' we're floating a- 
round in the clouds anyway but 
why should they get up in the air 
because we feel flighty. It's plane 
to see that this is a good idea if 
we could land it. 

The "M" Club boys thought 
they were "sitting pretty" until 
after the initiation, but one must 
stand up for the "M". 

I've worked and toiled till my 
fingertips are sore 

Woe unto him who to niesays, 

"I've heard that one before." 
"Merry Christmas" 



P. King 
















Subs: MiUig 




Garner, Torbett 

, McDowell, 

McNeeley. Akard 






m pag 

e 4) 


The lineup: 







Kil bourne 










Emory ; Lyons 

, Drinkard. Buch- 

man, Miiligan; Pierce 


Garner, Blessing, McDowell. 

Famous Violinist 

(Continued from page 1) 

States. He visited Russia in 1910 
and since then has toured Hol- 
land, Belgium. Germany, Austria 
Italy, Egypt, France, England, 
Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, 
Denmark, and Cuba. There have 
been several other tours of the 
United States, and he appeared 
here shortly after his annual re- 
cital in Carnegie Hall. 

Mr. Spalding spends the time 
between seasons at his county 
place in the Berkshires of Mass- 
achusetts. He is amateur tennis 
champion in western Massachu- 


Published Semi-M orUhly By The Students 

VOL. 6. 



College Buys Movie 

For several years Milligan ha 
felt the need for a movie project- 
ing machine, and at la^t plans 
for the purchase of a machine are 
being realized under the sponsor- 
ship of Dean C. M. Eyler. On 
January "20, a new portable Vic- 
tor animatophone was exhibited 
at the college presenting several 
educational pictures. 

The machine is being purchas- 
ed by means of gifts, coca-cola 
and candy sales, and receipts 
from pictures that will be shown. 
To date $8.35 from coca-colas 
and candy has been made toward 
the purchase of the machine 
The projector itself costs S3 IS. 50 
the two speakers, S75., and the 
turn table S37., making a total 
of S439.50. Dean Eyler is taking 
entire financial responsibility, 
and the student body is cooper- 
ating wholeheartedly in support- 
ing this project. 

Business Conditions 
Is Forum Group Topic 

The topic of discussion of the 
Forum group at their first meet- 
ing of this year was "Business 
Conditions for 1941 and Nation- 
al Defence, "a most appropriate 
topic for open discussion when 
the opinion of the average Amer- 
ican is being expressed and 

Many important questions 
were discussed : Shall we have 
butter or guns? Or, according to 
some leading economist, could 
we have butter and guns if we 
rearranged our present industry 
economy? Shall we build new 
plants for armaments, or shall 
we convert some of our operat- 
ing industry into armament 

(Continued on Page 6) 

Steve Lacey Considered For V. P. I. Position 

Dean Eyler Attends 
Modern Language 
Association Meetirg 

Dr. C. M. Eyler recently at- 
tended the convention concern- 
ing the present and future of tie 
modern languages in our Ameri- 
can life, which was held at 
I'oston On his return, Dr. Eyler 
gave an interesting report to the 
student body. The main address 
of the meeting was delivered by 
Dr. Carl Young, professor of 
modern languages in the Yale 
graduate school. The main text 
of the discussion concerned the 
elimination from American higfc 
schools and colleges of the 
niodern languages as required 
courses of study. 

While in Boston, Dr. Eyler 
had the rare privilege of visiting 
the former home ol the beloved 
American poet and scholar, 
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 
The historic old home is now 
occupied by a grandson of the 
famous poet. Dr. Eyler had also 
the very, very, rare privilege of 
visiting the vaults of the home 
where all of the manuscripts and 
published work of Mr. Longfel- 
low are kept. Dr. Eyler saw 
many of the priceless old docu- 
ments and it is only on special 
occasions one may visit the 


Book Presented To 

A beautiful book, GOLDEN 
has been presented to the college 
library by Maria Sepulveda. 
Maria is a freshman, and her 
home is in Puerto Rico. 

(Continued on page 6) 

Enjoyed Unbeaten Year At Milligan 

By "Red" Miller 

When contacted last night re • 
gardinga story carried in an out- 
of-town paper yesterday to the 
effect that he was being given 
serious consideration for the 
post of head coach at V. P. I., 
Coach Steve Lacey of Milligan 
College said that he had no 
statement to make at this time. 

Lacey admitted that he had 
talked with representatives from 
V. P. I. at the recent coaches 
meeting in New York, but said 
that nothing definite had been 
discussed one way or the other. 
It was a case of V. P. I. being in 
the market for a head coach, and 
Lacey being given consideration 
along with other outstanding 
young coaches for the job. 

The blond young gentleman, 
who coached one of the outstand- 
ing small college elevens of the 
nation last season in the Milligan 
College Buffaloes happens to be 
the type of fellow who discusses 
Mr. Lacey very little, but it is 
known that he has been contact- 
ed by other schools than V. P. I. 
It is also known that Coach 
Lacey is well satisfied with his 
present connections, and that 
the offer from another school 
would have to be rather attract- 
ive in order to arouse any undue 
enthusiasm on his part. 

There is little doubt that 
Coach Lacey could make a con- 
nection with a larger institution 
should he feel the urge to start 
job hunting, not alone because he 
has that handy knack of being 
able to turn out championship 
football teams but because he 
happens to be a better than aver- 
age basketball, baseball, and 
track coach. For a number of 
years in high school coaching, 

Coach Lacey Awards 

Gold Footballs To 


In appreciation for their splen- 
did work and cooperation in win- 
ning the 1940 Smoky Mountain 
Conference football championship 
Coach Steve Lacey presented 
each of the 25 lettermen with a 
beautiful gold football. Across 
the top of the football is a large 
raised "M" and underneath is 
engraved, "Champions 1940." 

Many of these small golden 
treasures may be seen suspended 
from chains around the necks of 
many of Milligan's fairer sex. 

Guest Book Is New 

Miss Wilma Dickenson and 
her art class have presented the 
college dining hall with an un- 
usual gift of their own handiwork. 
This is a copper plaque engraved 
with our symbolic Buffalo, and 
a shelf equipped with a wood 
bound book to be used as a regist- 
er for guests in our dining hall. 
There are forty guests who have 
registered to date. These visitors 
come from Puerto Rico, and four 
states : Virginia, Tennessee, Penn- 
sylvania, and Massachusetts. 

(Continued on page 6) 



FEBRUARY 6. 1941 


Published bi-weekly by the students of Milligan 


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Editor ... Reable Griffith 

Junior Associate Editor - Charles Akard 
Feature Editors - David Trotter, Shelby 

Jett, Rubv Young 

Sports Editors - - Aubrey Painter 

Jack Ankeny, Trent McNeeley 

Girls' Sports Reporter - Janette Breeding 

Reporters - Sunshine Teilman, Mary Sue 

Ringstaff, Tevis Cole, Jean 

Mitchell, Lawrence Gilliam, 

Kathryn Davis, Edna Earl" 

Heaten, Richard Cantrell, 

Walter Dorricott 

Contributor - - Prof. J. F. Holly 

Business Staff 

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This publication endeavors to foster the ideals 
for which the student body la ever striving; 
namely, higher scholarship, cleaner sportsman- 
ship, and finer comradeship. It endeavors to rep- 
resent the school in all its aspects and to print: 
in an accurate and engaging way, everything of 
news interest concerning it. 


Love-bug will bite you if don't watch out. 

And if he ever bites you, you will sing and 


Darling, I am growing oid; 

Silver Threads among the gold. 


Flu-bug will bite you if you don't watch out. 

And if he ever bites you, you will cry and 


Doctor, I am getting sick ; 

Give me some medicine and do it quick. 

Cochrane - Cole Wedding 

Miss Tevis Beatrice Cole and Mr. Asa Fraz- 
ier Cochrane, III, spoke their vows in a beautiful 
ceremony, Tuesday evening December 17 in the 
Milligan College Chapel. 

The chapel was artistically decorated in green 
and white. The trellis work was entwined with 
ivy; burning white tapers in tall floor standards 
interspersed with evergreens completed the de- 

Dr H. J. Derthick officiated at the service, 
using the impressive ring ceremony. He wan assist- 
ed by President C. E Burns who offered the nup- 
tial prayer. 

Preceding the ceremony, Professor Edward 
G Lodter rendered a lovely musical program at 
the console of the organ. 

Miss Aline Hyder offered a violin selection, 
and Miss Eloise Parker sang, "Because" and 
"My Wild Irish Rose." 

Traditional wedding marches were used for 
the processional and recessional. 

Miss Marietta Cole, sister of the bride, was 
maid-of-honor. Rufus Riggan of Lebanon, Tenn- 
essee was best man. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. 
A. Cole of Elizabethton, and will graduate with 
the 1941 class of Milligan College. 

Mr. Cochrane is the only child of Professor 
and Mrs. A. F. Cochrane of Milligan College. He 
was graduated from Milligan with the class of 
1940, and holds a position as chemist with the 
American Bemberg Corporation. 

Rodriquez-Dishman Engagement 

Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Rodriquez of San Se- 
bastian, Puerto Rico, have announced the engage 
ment of their daughter, Noemi Altagracia (Mimi) 
to Webb Dishman, of Erwin. Nuptials will tike 
place in the spring. 

Miss Rodriquez is a former student of Mil 
ligan College, and Mr. Dishman was graduated 
from Milligan with the class of 1940. He is the son 
of Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Dishman of Erwin, and is 
employed in the chemical laboratory of the 
American Bemberg Corporation at Elizabethton. 

Miss Rodriquez and her mother have taken 
an apartment at Erwin for the winter. 

I've a friend I'd like you girls to meet. 

Athletic Girl: What can he do? 

Chorus Girl: How much has he? 

Society Girl: Who are his family? 

Religious Girl : To what church does he belong? 

College Girl: Where is he? 

— Santa Fe Magazine 


by Mary Sue Ringstaff 

Anna Lee Mills 

Anna Lee was born January 
20, 1921; as to where, she was 
there, but just too little tore- 
member She started to school at 
the age of live and graduated at 
the age of sweet sixteen. These 
years were at Paw Creek School. 
In high school she belonged to the 
<3irls' Reserve; for the senior class 
5H£. was their prophet 
^dj'er freshman year of college 
was at Appalachian State Teach- 
ers College. There she belonged 
to the Vernician Literary Society 
and the Y.W.CA. She also made 

costumes for "Playcrafters" 

their dramatic club. 

She came to Milligan because 
she had an aunt who graduated 
from here in 1933, who was also 
a major in Home Economics, and 
she wanted to go where she did. 
At Milligan. she has belonged to 
the Glee Club, and Home Ee 
Club --at the present time she 
is president of the Home Ec Club. 
She is also the monitor of the 
Girls' Dormitory. 

Her ambition is to be a dieti- 
cian (she says that she can be a 
housewife without ambition). 
Her major is Home Ec. and her 
minors are chemistry and bio- 
logy She may go on to school to 
get a North Carolina certificate 
for Home Ec and she may teach, 
if she gets a job. 

Her hobbies are collecting reci- 
pes and picture postcards, and 
she likes swimming, bowling, and 

She is always sober on her 
birthdays, by taking semester 





there Feb. 8 


there Feb. 10 

Tenn. Eastman 

here Feb. 13 


there Feb. 15 


here Feb. 20 


here Feb. 22 


here Feb. 27 



FEBRUARY 6. 1941 






Flu, inoculations, and exams have been 
rnlers of the month but despite them all we've 
managed to keep our happy dispositions, and 
most of us have continued in our foolish ways — 
and Buffalo got us! 

Whom does Kathryn want to conceal, for 
she constantly mutters in her dreams, "Hyder, 

Found - -A slightly used article. If owner 
will tell where he lost it, Virginia Reneau will re- 
turn it. 

Josephine, why break up David and Jona- 

Our nocturnal Romeos and Juliets should 
use more discretion. 

That Southern belle is still waiting, Mike. 

Trotter seems to like the Holiday. 

Does Shag Rice prefer blondes or blondes??? 

Minnie McClurd has taken a keen interest 
in movies lately. We wonder who's her favorite 

If anyone wishes a definition of romance see 
Kenneth Kennedy. 

We're still in the dark as to who was nearest 

the light switch Thursday night. 

Lawrence Gilliam hits the comeback trail 
with a fancy beard, that should have tickled most 

How did Dorricottget his mouth mashed 
down at the press just before holidays? 

We've always thought Bud-Bud pretty, but 
Steinmetz seemed to have confused him with a 
southern beauty. 

Kay, is Friday the thirteenth unlucky for 
you? First we saw the picture facing the wall but 
now where's the picture? 

The practice teachers demand a change of 
nail polish policy. 

At last Shorty's little air castle has tumbled 
— sincerest sympathy. 

Remember this is your gossip column and 
Buffalo is open for he(a)rd. 

We've noticed Kay Sluder has been keeping 
her mirror clean — well, anyway she's attracted 
Etowah's literary gift to the world. 

Heard From The Basketball Floor 

Herman Lane wishes to thank Kitty Allen 
for her encouragement during basketball game — 
Nice going, Kitty. 

Pierce was re-christened at the Eastman 
game — quite a bit of attention, eh, Pee-Wee? 

If anyone is short in his or ner vitamins, 
you can secure vitamins A B D or G from "Jocko" 
Hayes' medicine kit. 

We wonder why Trent McNeeley came from 
conference to prayer meeting and suggests we 
sing"! Am Bound For The Promised Land" 

"Sugar" Cure came back to the dormitory 
after the King game singing "Revive Us Again." 
Nice work, Sarah! 

The Milliean girls must be slipping because 
they let such prizes as Raymond Webb, Norman 
Walker, and Boyce Cross slip through their fin- 

Harry Long, "East Etowah Flash", has 
undergone an operation. How do you feel Willard? 

Sally May was singing "Carry Me Back To 
Old Virginia" and McDowell replied, "It isn't 

Why does a man with so much courage on 
the basketball court have so little with the ladies 
Hello, Charlie. 

Is Torbett really serious about that "Tiger 
Valley Lily," if not why the ring? 

Moof Prints 


Is "Slew" Stallard swinging a Sword or vice 

"Pluto" Spraker at the present seems to be 
interested in Watson's. 

Bob B. is it right that you want to date a 
certain brown-beaded day student from Johnson 

Hattie, does a blond have anything to do 
with your making a choice between "Bottle" and 

Eloise seems anxious to move to Johnson 
City could it be Pat??? 

"1940 In A Nutshell" 
Bachelor - - Old maid 

Leap Year - - He's afraid 
She sees him - Starts coming 
He sees her - Starts running 
Picks up speed - Runs past her 
Old Maid - Can run faster 
Catches him -By one long thrust 
Another bachelor- Bites the dust 
"Bushface" Steincheck of the 
House of David, after seeing 
some of Milligan's stubbles, 
spoke, "The beards up, boys, 
we've been framed." Beards of a 
feather flock together, Steiny. 
Song of the week, "You Brushed 
By." He did! Burma shave! 

When they threw "T" into the 
Sugar Bowl at Boston, B. C. 
rather than relieving Tennessee's 
headache, gave them one. 
"Oral-Gummed Up" 
There was so much Pepsin the 
Beach >vut she got Wrigley and 
was drowning. Rather than let 
the Teaberry her a Life Saver 
swam up and Ten Crowned her. 
Dentyne boats reschewed them 
and Clove off. 

"Half Baked" 
This romance rose in a bakery. 
He: "I don't have much dough, 
but will you marry me?" 
She: "All you do is loaf, but if 
you'll make a roll I'll think about 

He: "You aren't well bread or you 
wouldn't say that." 
She: "You haven't bad much 
raisin either, sir." 
He: "If you knew how well icing 
you'd love me more." 
She: "I do-nut care because you- 
're not the bun for me. I was 
thinking of meringue someone 
else so I can get pie without you." 
He: "This is no waferyou to do. 
I'll get oven with you." 
"Zoro Says" 
Ott Cockrell thinks Knoxville is 
Smoky, but it "soot" him. 
A brick's best friend is his mortar. 
Great aches from little corns grow 
Absurdity- An elephant hanging 
over the edge of a cliff with his 
tail tied to a daisy. 

(Continued on page 6) 



FEBRUARY 6, 1941 

By Sports Editors 


Teachers Girls Defeat 

The Teachers College girls de- 
feated the Euffalettes hy four 
points, 33 to 29 in a close game 
played in the J. 0. Cheek Activ- 
ity Building, last Wednesday 
afternoon. The girls' athletic pro- 
gram of both colleges is on an 
intramural basi?. Miss Cole, 
athletic director at Teachers Col- 
lege, accepted the challenge to 
bring her basketball group to 
Milligan. The Buffalettes hope to 
play at Teachers College in the 
near future. 

The opening scores were made 
by Milligan. During the first 
quarter the Buffalettes led by six 
to eight points. At the half, the 
score was tied at 18. Coach Hayes 
played all the girls. The second 
team, were sent in at the half, 
but, the first team again took 
their places. They gained on 
Teachers but never passed them. 
Eldena Martin set the scoring 
pace for Milligan. The laurels for 
the best guarding go to Milligan 's 
tall freshman, May Kiser, a for- 
mer high school star Louise Bible 
led the offense lor Teachers, she 
was an outstanding player while 
at Mosheim High School. 

Buffalettes Beat J.C.H.S. 

Saturday, January 11, was red 
letter day for the Buffalettes. Set- 
ting out to "keep the slate clean" 
for 1941, they enthusiastically 
trampled Johnson City High 
School's girls at the rate of 31-8, 

In the absence of Coach Hayes 
Dean Eyler acted as coach for the 
afternoon. Jimmie Senter was the 
official, and Bill Norton was time 
keeper and score keeper. 

Captain Eldena Martin was 
high point player. The following 
girls participated: For* ards, El- 
dena Martin, Sally Bledsoe, Es- 

(Continued on page 6) 

Milligan Athlete Wins 
Golden Gloves 

Charlie D'Agata Light Heavy- 
weight King 

Charlie D'Agata, Millig 
College athlete, was crowned 
light-heavyweight king at Knox- 
ville at the Golden Gloves Tour- 
nament. X harlie is well known 
for his football and track ability, 
but until he won the tournament 
little was known of his prowess 
in the ring. Charlie represented 
the Bristol Civitan Club at Knox- 
ville due to his winning his divi 
sion at Bristol. 

Charlie is supposed to go to 
Nashville for the Golden Gloves 
tourney at that city. He will be 
a member of the K. A. A team. 
Charlie did the school as well as 
himself proud at Bristol and 
Knoxville and we know he will 
continue the good work at Nash- 
ville. All we can say is good luck, 
keep punching, and don't lead 
with your chin. 

Union Defeats Milligan 

Hand Buffs 45-33 Drubbing 

A strong Union College quintet 
defeated Milligan College 45 - 33, 
January 9 at Milligan. The 
Union aggregation showed a 
sharp-shooting, accurate-passing 
team and rather easily defeated 
a smaller Buffalo team. Harrigan 
and Cartmill set the pace for the 
Union College team scoring 13 
points each. Hayes scored 10 
points for Milligan. 

Buffs Beat Eagles 

Saturday night the Milligan 
College team hit the comeback 
trail when they nosed out the 
Carson-Newman Eagles by the 
score of 41- 40. The game was 
close throughout and always in 
doubt. It was Milligan's first 
S. M. C. triumph. It was a fast 
game and the speed kept the 
fans in frenzy. Milligan led 24-22 
at the half. The second half saw 
the lead see*saw from one team 
to the other. In the last minute 
of play diminutive Charlie Akard 
shot a foul and made the score 
41-40. Carson-Newman was un- 
able to score in the few seconds 
left. Jones, who made 23 points, 
and Nevils were outstanding for 
the Eagles. Hayes, who sank 23 
points, also Akard were especial- 
ly bright for the Buffs. 

Milligan Defeats King 

Buffs Win 45-37 

'Milligan Shades 


Buffs Led by Hiyes, Care, Pierce 

The Milligan College Buffaloes 
defeated the Tusculum Pioneers 
45-42 in a thriller at Tusculum. 
It was the Buffs' second S M. C 
win. The game was won in the 
last minute when Captain "Shor- 
ty" Hayes made a field goal and 
a foul for the winning 3 points. 
The Buffaloes held a comfortable 
had for the larger part of the 
game. It was only in the last 
minutes that the Tusculum team 
seriously threatened. r lhe Buffs 
were led in victory by Hayes, 
Pierce and Cure. Spargo and 
Miller were outstanding for the 

The Milligan College team re- 
mained in the win column at the 
expense of the King College team 
to the tune of 45-37. Milligan led 
all the way and were never really 
threatened. Milligan led 24-20 at 
the half. The stampeding Buffs 
were Pierce, Hayes, and Cure. 
King's offensive stars were Vance 
and B. Fowler. The Buffaloes 
hope to stay in the win column 
when they meet the Carson- 
Newman Eagles Saturday night 
at Jefferson City. 

Bucs Flounce Buffs 

Teachers Win Out 43 - 36 

In a game played at Teachers 
College gym the ETTC quintet 
defeated a stubborn Milligan 
Col lege team to the tune of 43-36. 
The game was exceptionally 
rough; several players were 
waved out because of excess of 
fouls. The rivalry between the 
schools was very noticeable and 
flared up often. Teachers led for 
most of the game although it was 
always close. Teachers led 20-18 
at the half. Kxum and Lovegrove 
were outstanding for the Bucs, 
while Hayes and Cure starred 
for the Buffs It was the Buffs' 
second SMC defeat. 

L. M. U.Nips Milligan 

In a game at Harrogate, the 
L. M. U. quint nosed out Mil- 
ligan 47-44. Tue game started out 
as a rout of the Buffaloes but 
just before the half ended the 
Buffs bit their stride and pulled 
up to 25-18 at half-time. The 
second half was a see-saw affair 
and only in the last minute did 
L. M. U. pull ahead to win. The 
(Continued on page 6) 

FEBRUARY 6, 1941 








by J. F. HOLLY 

"Political Trends" 
The accompany ing diagram 
sets forth the percentages of the 
total popular and electoral vote 
going to the winning candidates 
in each of the past 20 electoral 
contests in the United States. 
The name of the elector and his 
party affiliation is at the top ol 
the diagram. The dark lines of the 
diagram represents the percent- 
ages of the total popular 






vote that were cast for the suc- 
ci-ssiul candidates. The entire 
section of percentages represents 
the percentages of the whole elec- 
toral vote received by each presi- 
dent elected. 

The popular vote percentages 
are always considerably smaller 
than those of the electoral votes, 
and vary within much smaller 
limits. The average percentage of 
the popular votes going to the 
winning candidates in the 2u 
elections is only 53, and it is par- 
ticularly noteworthy that in se- 
ven of the elections the president 
(Continued on Page 6) 

T.he Tragedy of 
Macbeth Made Fatal 

By David irotter 

Long before Hitler conquered 
Norway, there were a couple of 
generals called Macbeth and 
Banquo who had just finished a 
hot time killing some Norsemen. 
On the way home they met three 
witches who were always doing 
mean things. Anyway they told 
Macbeth he was going to be 
made the big blow of two joints 
and be king, but not his children. 
As soon as the witches left the 
king came up and informed Mac- 
beth he had been made head of 
the two dumps. He went quickly 
to tell his old woman, a fashion- 
able society dame, who wanted 
all the cookies she could get and 
didn't care at all whom she kill- 
ed to get them. She threw a big 
party for the old king whose 
life she was going to take. Af- 
ter all but the aforesaid were in, 
Macbeth slipped in and stabbed 
the guy and smeared blood 
over the grooms When the vile 
deed was discovered the plan to 
divert suspicion didn't work as 
supposed and it fell on Macbeth 
anyhow. At this, the king's sons 
took to their heels, thus fulfilling 
the witches' prophecy 

Now Macbeth, being a wise 
lad, wouldn't forget that the 
witches said his kids would not 
reign, and Banquo's would. This 
riled him and so the queen decid- 
ed to throw a party for Banquo 
and his son Fleance. On the way 
there Macbeth 's gang killed ole 
Banquo but Fleance put the slip 
on 'em. Banquo's ghost showed 
up at the party and run him wild 
but the Queenie saw something 
was wrong so she got rid of the 
old dopes present. Then Macbeth 
went to see the boys who knew 
he was coming on account of they 
were witches. They made up 
some concoction to see the future 
with frogs, eyes, mummies, and 
such merchandise. Some spirits 
showed up to tell him to put an 
eagle eye on McDuff, boss of 

Fife. Out of the witches' hole 
Western Union informed him 
McDuff was headed his way. 
Pronto Macbeth, the dog, killed 
MacDuffs family. To ride on the 
band wagon, all Macbeth 's nobles 
went to join with MacDuff who 
had assembled a doggy army in 
England for the parade. In no 
time everybody hated Macbeth; 
even the queen committed suzy- 
side. Then MacDuff came over 
and cut Macbeth 's head off and 
gave the head to Malcolm, who 
took over the throne and had a 
"head" start toward a Happy 
New Year. 

Book Review 


by Phyllis Bentley 
Phyllis Bentley opens Freedom 
Farewell in such a manner that 
the reader is assured of adven- 
ture, excitement and romance 
throughout the book. Young 
Caesar fleeing through the rain 
drenched in a raging storm has 
experiences which are reported 
by Bentley in a style equalled by 
few authors. 

Caesar as a youth set his sharp 
mind of cold reasoning to free 
Rome from the grasp of the Sen- 
ate. Even in his youth a know- 
ledge far superior to that of his 
associates could be distinguished. 
Laughing and scoffing at the 
plans of revolt against the Sen- 
ate by his friends, he foretold 
the failure of the venture. By 
using his wit along with other 
honest and dishonest means he 
attempts to accomplish what the 
revolt failed. Gradually he comes 
into public notice. 

In striving to accomplish this 
end, Caesar used every available 
means, even those he loved. His 
daughter he married to Pompey. 
Only a short time before, he had 
desroyed Pompey's home. He 
used against Cato, Cato's own 
sister, and his own mistress, Ser- 
vilia, probably the only woman 
Caesar loved. The unending love 
and loyalty of his soldiers placed 
(Continued on page 6) 






(Continued From page 5) 

chosen received less than 50 per- 
cent of the total votes cast. No 
winning; candidate has received 
more than 61 percent of the to- 
tal popular vote. 

The percentages of the total 
electoral vote vary widely - from 
just over 50 percent for Hayes 
to over 98 percent for Koosevelt 
in the 1936 election. The dia- 
gram emphasizes an important 
tendency for the winning candi- 
date to receive a larger percent' 
age of the total electoral vote 
even though his popular vote 
percentage does not increase to 
an appreciable extent. The im- 
pression is created that there is a 
tendency for our presidential to 
become one-sidei. The truth 
which the diagram reemphasizes 
is that our form of democracy 
has operated with impressive 
success over a long term of years 
despite the fact that most of our 
presidents have been chosen by 
only small majorities of the pop- 
ular vote, while a considerable 
proportion of them did not even 
have majorities. 

Steve Lacey 

(Continued from page 1) 

Steve turned out championship 
basketball teams in both boys 
and girls divisions, and his Buf- 
falo baseball teams have turned 
out such players as Rusty Jordan 
and Wooly Wolridge who served 
time with the local Cardinals, 
and Eddie O'Donnell, who is at 
present on the pitching staff of 
the Elizabethton Red Sox in the 
Appalachian league. 

From Johnson City Times 
Jan. 10, 1941 

Book Presented 

(Continued from page 1) 


(Continued from page 4) 

telle Skean, Kitty Allen, Mary 
Louise Sword, Edna Perez and 
Allie Hyder; guards, Margaret 
Bird, Mae Kiser, Mary Rachel 
Wolfenbarger, Elizabeth Frank- 
lin, Lilia Perez, Helen Graybeal, 
and Maxine Snodgrass. 

The book is what its title in- 
dicates, an album, or its equiv- 
alent- a collection of photographs 
to which a brief description 
the various subjects they depict 
has been attached It doesn't 
pretend to be anything else but a 
vehicle more or less modest, but 
sincere in its purposes, of Ameri- 
can cordiality. 

This book follows in chrono- 
logical order the GOLDEN 
CAN REPUBLIC, published in 
1937 by the same authors of this 

In the general data, the book 
gives reference to the geograph- 
ical situation, population, coasts, 
ports, geography, climate, hydro- 
graphy, natural resources and 
political organization of Puerto 

Its pages are illustrated with 
about two thousand photographs 
in which the scenic beauties of 
what lias been rightly called th< 
'"Enchanted Isle of the Carib- 
bean" and the progress of every 
nature obtained by the Puert- 
arican people throughout their 
history are shown. 

Maria says that it was her 
father's idea in order to let the 
students of the college know 
more things about the island of 
Puerto Rico; since many people 
ask questions about the island, 
that is the better way to answer 
those questions. 


(Cont'nued from page 3) 

Publicity is like perfume, to be 
sniffed at but not swallowed. 
Men respnt it when women have 
r. the face to change their mird ut 
not when they have a mind to 
change their face. 
Don't burn your cold in the fire 
as it'll go up into the flu. 
Dear Shag: "Mendingyour ways 
will be the greatest job since 
Lansing ichigan " - Lake 

Book Review 

(Continued from page 5) 

him in Rome as dictator. But 
this devotion of his soldiers 
proves his ability as a general 
and appealing character. 

This novel contains the rise 
and fall of empetors, murders, 
wars, politics, romance not easi- 
ly surpassed. A generation is 
passed, countries are crossed, but 
not once has the simple direct- 
ness that has made it a pleasure 
to read been lost. Nor has it vio- 
lated history or customs of na- 
tions and figures concerned. 

"Cold Storage" 
Slippery ice - very thin 

Pretty girl - tumbled in 

Saw a boy - on the bank 
Gave a shriek - then she sank 
Boy on bank - heard her shout 
Jumped right in - helped her out 
Now he's hers - very nice^ 
But she had - to break the ice. 

"Ain't it So" 
They find fault with the editor. 
The stuff we print is rot; 
The paper is about as peppy 
As a cemetery lot. 
The paper shows poor manage- 

The jokes, they say, are stale, 
The upper classmen holler, 
The lower classmen rail. 
But when the papers printed 
And the issue is on file, 
If someone misses his copy, 
You can hear him yell a mile. 

Representative of Fed- 
eral Bureau of Education 
Speaks at Chapel 

Forum Group 

(Continued from page 1 ) 

The question in 1941 is not 
"how much will they buy? 1 ', but 
"will we be able to supply the 
demand?" In 1929, supposedly a 
peak year, factories were pro- 
ducing at only 80% capacity; 
and in 1939 only about 70 or 75% 
capacity Through 1940 and in- 
to 1911 most plants are produc- 
ing at capacity. Steps are being 
taken to meet the increased de- 
mand. This is a forced recovery 
and all agreed that we must 
watch the trend carefully, for 
full employment is only one 
condition of pros-perity. 

Professor J. F. Holly pointed 
out that the war in Europe is 
primarily between the iwo great 
powers in Europe; England and 
Germany. We are supporting 
England because she has a dem- 
ocratic form of government and 
that the people are really fighting 
for their freedom. We oppose 
Germany because she represents 
the dictator form of government, 
the most repugnant to a demo- 
cratic country such as ours. 

Arnold Albright, member of 
the class of 1937, who is now lo- 
cated in Nashville, Tennessee, 
and connected with the Vocation- 
al Division of the Department 
of Education, was a visitor on the 
hill this week. He was accom- 
panied bv Mr. Pope from the 
Federal Bureau of Education in 
Washington. D. C. Their immed- 
iate interests are the commercial 
phase of education in the South. 

Mr. Pope addressed the stu- 
dent body during the chapel 

L M. U. Nips Milligan 

(Contin ued from p age -4) 
Milligan team showed a heavily 
favored L. M. U. team what an 
inspired team can do. McNeely 
with 13 poiots and Cure with 12 
paced the Buffs. Watson looped 
in 19 points to pace the Rail- 

LMU Noses Out Buffs 

Win 39-34 In A Thriller 
In a hard-fought gamp the 
LMU Railsplitters defented Mil- 
ligan 39-34. The game was hard- 
fought and well played with the 
defending Champs rallying in the 
closing minutes to defeat the Buf- 
faloes. Milligan led 20-18 at the 
half and played the favored LMU 
quint to a standstill. However, 
when the smoke cleared away 
the Railsplitters paced by Nid- 
iffer and Watson had a hard- 
earned Smoky Mountain Confer- 
ence victory. The Buffs were 
without the services of Captain 
Hayes. Akard paced the Buffs 
with 8 points. 


Published Semi-Monthly By The Students 




Milligan Represented 

In Women's Forensic 


Milligan College was repre- 
sented at the annual Women's 
Smoky Mountain Forrnsic Tour- 
ney by Josephine Robb, Joyre 
Kennedy, and rheir roach, Prof- 
essor J- G. Long. The tourney 
was. held at Bristol, las', Satur 
day, February 14, at the Virgin- 
ia High School, Virginia Inter- 
mont acting as host to the vi*it- 
in i colleges. Miss Robb and Miss 
Kennedy pari icipated in three de- 
bates. They opposed Mars Hill, 
Hiwassee and Virginia Inter- 
mont, winning the debate with 
Hiwassee The question debated 
was: Resolved: That the count- 
ries of the Western Hemisphere 
should form a permanent union. 
Miss Robb also entered the poet- 
ry-reading contest. 

Hopwood Memorial 

Church Nears 


First Services Will Be 
Held Easter 

Dr. Harry Cooke Will Conduct 
Series of Services 

Funds Mount For 
Movie Projector 

The recent purchase of the 
moving picture projector is prov- 
ing to be a success. 

Receipts are coming in from 
the sale of tickets for the pict- 
ures shown, from coca-colas, pea- 
nuts, and pop corn sales at bas- 
ketball games, from two coca- 
cola venders - one installed in 
Pardee Hall, the other in the 
gymnasium - and from contri- 
butions. Several interested alum- 
ni and "outsiders" have contri- 
buted liberally. The venders are I 
making a profit of about fifty 
cents a day. 

Educational pictures are shown 
in chapel to the student body 
without charge. At first it was 
decided that a picture would be 
shown every Saturday morning, 
but thus far, reels have been ob- 
tained often and several have 
(Continued on page 6) 

The reconstruction of the Hop- 
wood Memorial Church is nearing 
completion. The work, backed by 
(Continued on page 6) 

Script Completed For 
May Festival 

The script committee for the 
May Festival, headed by Chair- 
man Virginia Reneau, reports 
that the festival this year will be 
a reproduction of a typical May 
Day in merry England during 
the Restoration period. A special 
feature of the program will be 
the reproduction of Pyramus and 
Thisby, "the play within a play", 
from Shakespear's Midsummer 
Night's Dream. 

The research and writing of 
the script has been done by Vir- 
ginia Reneau, Jean Mitchell, and 
Janette Breeding. They prophesy 
"by mutilating Shakespeare and 
murdering English history we 
have what promises to be a 
worthwhile May Day program." 

Honor Roll Numbers 

Due to the epidemic of "flu", 
grades were a bit late in getting 
to the registrar's offices since 
many make-up exams had to be 

For the semester just ended 
there were twelve students with 
perfects scores of all "A's." 
Here they are: Jeanette Breeding, 
Aileen Ellis, Virginia Reneau, 
Lake Johnson, Kathryn Davis, 
Thomas Gray, Frank Merritt, 
Warren Gilbert, Gene McNeeley, 
Earl Peters, Florence Hale and 
Anna Margaret Guinn. 
(Continued on Page 6) 

Twelve New Students 

Dr. N. R. Doman 
Speaks On Interna- 
tional Affairs 

Dr. XicholosR. Doman, editor, 
writer, lecturer, teacher and 
eminent authority on Central 
European affairs, addressed the 
student body at Milligan Mon- 
day morning, February 24. 

Mr. Doman who was engaged 
in a series of lectures in Johnson 
City was secured through the lo- 
cal chapter of Rotary Club, in 
order that the students at Mill- 
igan might have the privilege of 
hearing a man so thoroughly ver- 
sed in the knowledge of the pres- 
ent European crisis. 

Mr. Doman came to the United 
States in 1939 to participate in a 
conference on Central European 
affairs at the University of Col- 
orado during summer school. He 
was enlisted in active service 
with the Hungarian army during 
the recent Czechoslavakian crisis. 
He has studied at the Universi- 
ties of Oxford, London, Paris, 
Milan, and the Institute of Inter- 
national Studies in Geneva. He 
received his doctorate degree from 
the University of Budapest. 
Within the past few years Dr. 
Doman served on the board of 
editors of Central Europe's first- 
(Continued on Page 6) 

The beginning of the second 
semester of the school year 1940- 
41 brought twelve new students 
to the campus of Milligan Col- 
lege. A few of the newcomers 
transferred from other colleges, 
some are entering college for 
their first time, while three others 
returned to complete another 
semester at ililligan. These stu- 
dents have come from a wide 
area including the five states 
Massachusetts, Virginia, Ohio, 
North Carolina, and Tennessee. 

Milligan welcomes old and new 
students alike. Already they have 
(Continued on page 2) 

Play-Directins Class 
To Give Program 

The play-directing class has 
two one-act plays in rehearsal. 
Both of these plays are comedies; 
"Indian Summer" is being direct- 
ed by Kay Sluder. assisted by 
Edna Earle Heaton. "Suppressed 
Desire" is directed by Virginia 
Reneau with the able assistance 
of Walter Dorricott. 

These plays will be presented 
to the student body sometime in 



MARCH 4, 1941 


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Feature Editors - David Trotter, Shelby 

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Reporters - Sunshine Teilman, Mary Sue 

Ringstaff, Tevis Cole, Jean 

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This publication endeavors to foster the ideals 
for which the student body is ever striving; 
namely, higher scholarship, cleaner sportsman- 
ship, and finer comradeship, It endeavors to rep- 
resent the school in all its aspects and to print 
in an accurate and engaging way, everything of 
news interest concerning it. 

Mrs. Frazier Cochrane Jr. Entertains 

Mrs. Frazier Cochrane, Jr., entertained the 
senior girls with open house at her apartment 
near Buffalo Inn, Sunday afternoon, February 16. 

The apartment was decorated in Valentine 
motif. A supper carrying out the valentine idea 
in menu and color, was served to Misses Reable 
Griffith, Aileen Ellis, Virginia Reneau, Dorothy 
Fox, Ruby Smith, Anna Lee Mills, Violet May, 
Lelia Perez, Janette Breeding, Kathryn DaviSj 
and Marietta Cole. 


Living in a modern world with important 
problems both within and abroad, the American 
youth meets a direct challenge, 

He hears an airplane overhead, and if he 
looks up at all does so in curosity, not in fear, 
He walks through well-lighted streets, not dark- 
ness. He talks with friends expressing freely his 
opinion on any subject, without fear. He does not 
expect his mail to be opened nor his telephone 
tapped. He worships God in the fashion of his 
choice. He changes his place of dwelling without 
reporting to the police. He has his problems and 
uncertainties, but he is not overshadowed with 
fear of sudden death. He is the American youth 
full of ambition and courage ready to take up the 
challenge of life. His task is taken up in a "na- 
tion with liberty and justice for all", so establish- 
ed and preserved by his forefathers. 

Somewhere in the wheels of time, an extra 
cog has been slipped in, that of selfishness and 
creed. This extra cog, unimportant as it may 
seem, causes the whole international system to be- 
come out of adjustment Men mad for powt-r 
have arisen, careless ol human pain and agony, 
but with an ambition only to satisfy their own 
selfish desires. The world is, without mercy, 
drawn into choas and discomfort at their de- 
structive intentions. 

In Europe we see a world of hardships, blood- 
shed, and terror. Liberty is taken, property seiz- 
ed, young men slaughtered, children taken from 
parents, their bodies cold and poorly clad, their 
hunger great, and their pain unbearable. 

Suffering such as this never brought perma- 
nent peace. Treaties of peace may be drawn on 
paper and signed by men of authority, but what 
of the thousands who died and the millions of do! 
lars worth of property destroyed. 

The American youth will soon take hold of a 
problem for which he is not responsible, but be- 
cause of his American conception takes hold with 
courage and stamina. To take upon his shoulders 
these responsibilities indeed require courage. 

Our forefathers fought here for the liberty we 
now enjoy - - freedom of speech, freedom of press, 
and all the rights set forth in our Constitution. 
They made the supreme sacrifice because they 
thought it their duty to stand on their feet and 
demand the rights which they obtained and gave 
to us. 

The greatest challenge to American youth to- 
day is to preserve, if necessary, to the last drop 
of loyal blood in his body that cause symbolized 
by the red, white, and blue as "one nation indi 
visible, with liberty and justice for all". 


by Mary Sue Ringstaff 

Edwin B. Fox 

"Tater" Fox, know as Edwin 
to some, was born a long time 
ago- to be exact, January 23, 
1917, in Seymour, Indiana, and 
has lived there all his life except 
when down here. 

He started to Reddington 
Grade School at a young age, 
where he continued for eight 
years. Then he attended Shield 
High School where he graduated. 
In high school he was a member 
of the band, school orchestraand 
the F. F. A. He played football 
three years and they turned him 
out in '35. He came to Milligan 
in '37 from Professor Carpenter's 

At Milligan he has belonged to 
the M Club, lettering in football 
one year, and the Dishwashing 
Society for three years, being 
supervisor for two years. He is 
president of the Boys' Sunday 
School Class at the present time. 

His hobbies are football, bas- 
ketball, and bowling. His major 
subject is history and he plans to 
teach and coach next year. His 
ambition is teach a while and buy 
a big farm out where the tall 
corn grows. 

His advice to Freshmen: There 
is nothing so bad but what it 
could be a whole lot worse. Get 
while the getting is good. 

Twelve New Students 

found their niche on the campus 
and are actively engaged in the 
school activities which proves 
the spirit of their intentions. 

The new students are Jack 
Nance, Johnson City, Tennessee; 
Robert Anderson Coutts, Norton, 
Virginia; Norman Bock, Sharon, 
Massachusetts; Richard Davis, 
Warren, Ohio; Sherman L. Mc- 
Cartt, Johnson City, Tennessee; 
William Edward Coleman, John- 
son City, Tennessee; Sarah and 
Mary Evelyn Holliday, Williams- 
ton, North Carolina. 

Those returning are John Ab- 
bott, Johnson City, Tennessee; 
George Arnold, Max Meadows, 
Va.; Tom Jenkins, Soddy, Tenn. 



MARCH 4, 1041 






Dip, dig. dig, and th? dirt piles up. Ye ole 
Buffalo He(a)rd a lot and here is the latest re- 

What (or should we say who) led Monis 
Daniels to explore Elizabethton last week-end? 

Wrrn did Irvin Evans move to Mountain 
City? Were you going home with him last week- 
end, Howard? 

Who said our football heroes were good 
sports? What about die comic valmiines? And 
they weren't all football heroes either! ! ! 

"Be My Valentine" -- To Ann - - Dick 
"says it with flowers." 

Anna Lee must be "The Worm that Loved 
The Little Tater Bug". 

Table No 4 must not get enough to eat - - 
anyway, Harold Johnson has to finish every meal 
back at table No 14. Incidentally, Prof Holly 
and Burchell Stallard like the food (or something) 
back there, too. 

Anyone desiring information on rare birds see 
Professor Bock who is an authoiity on the rarest 
of all birds - - the snipe. 

Prof. Long, you have one student who does- 
n't have to do research work for his term paper - 
Bock already knows all there is to know about 

The Norman conquest is getting to be the 
Norman defeat. 

Some people steal conference but Trent 
"Robbs" it. 

At last Lady Martin has "Bock"ed up 
against something. 

Believe it or not - - Ripley has found a 
heart interest - - Whatcha goin' to do about it, 

"Shorty" goes up to help Allie with chem- 
istry problems - -returns in ten minutes, all fin- 
ished. It might be well to at least pretend you 
aren't so smart, eh, shorty? 

Information, please - - Why do people refuse 
to sit behind Olin Ripley in the theater? 

If looking and feeling bad are any indication 
of the good times that have preceeded, then our 
congratulations to Wade and Gilliam on the 
swellelegant weekend they MUST have had. 

Jeff, after all mice don't scamper up an< 
down a radiator. Try kicking something else, it 
will be easier on your toes. 

and it will probably take place as soon as some of 
the uirls find out who rang the bell at 2:30 on the 
night of Friday, February 7. But we bet the 
waitresses who got up and dressed enjoyed get- 
ting 4 more hours of sleep anyway — - and in 
the boys dorm, Fausi. how goes a shave at 2:30 
in the morning? ? ? 

Mike Davis' theme song is "My Resistance 
Is Low."' 

Aren't thegirls as sweet as they used to be. 
oris it the prevalence of "hearts full of candy" 
around here just to keep 'em sweet. 

Dorricott, how many birthdays did you 
have, anyway? You got presents and cakes 
around here for a week -- must be getting old 

-all done in 

Senter got the prize valentine 
red ink! 

BOY D-oes Kay Brown rate! 

The marine corps have taken our Buddy 
and Ott. 

G. B. Pierce is glad to see Trent take up 
where he quit so he can win his thrill on Hiwas- 

We wish to recommend Kitty Allen as Gro- 
ver Hays' number one basketball fan. Nice going, 

Herman Lane was favorably impressed by 
the Fuller Brush picture in chapel. We wonder 
what part Lynn plays in the picture. 

"Sugar" Cure still prefers off-campus girls, 
especially one down Greenville way. 

Any girls hunting a to-be flying cadet should 
consider Harry Long first. 

Nannie Begley seems to like one certain boy 
with a short hair cut. 

"Proposals around here don't mean a thing." 
(Chorus of shrieks) "Are you telling me? ' 

Bernie's Motto: Early to rise, ditto to bed, 
makes a man healthy, but socially dead. But 
that's not Morris Daniels opinion. He said if he'd 
known that they were going to stay up that late 
he wouldn't have gone. 


oof Prints 

by david trotter 

1SS5 - Grandma has a caller 
\\ ho has a timid heart 
V\ hen they sat together 
They sat th is far apart. 
19C0 - Mother has a boy-friend 
Who was bashful and shy 
Do you think he kissed her 
Why he wouldn't even try. 
1941 -Whenever daughter's shiek 
docs call 
He greets her with a kiss 
When they sit together 
1 heysitupcloselikethis. 
"Days and Daze" 
"Slick" Gilliam and "Cue-ball" 
Maxwell are "shining" examples 
of the bald eagle. 

Miss Dickenson's art classes 
have a new project for the spring. 
Drawing Holly hocks! 

The "pause that refreshes" 
has been installed in the boys' 
dormitory. "Don't BE a dope, 
but buy one" — Bundles for 
Eyler Committee. 

Faust says the only reason he 
comes to conference is sweet 

Milligan's movie goers say 
"Leo" Addenbrook resembles 
the "M. G. M." trade - mark. 
They might be "lion". However, 
Leo would look more "spic" if he 
had less "span". 

Curly Bradshaw vows that 
lime is the best stuff he ever 
used to keep insects and germs 
out of the concrete floors of the 
Ad Building. Quite "white" 

For the benefit of his silent ad- 
mirers, the handsome dog which 
pranced into chapel last week 
was none other than "Baron 
Willowby", trickster pup of Bill 
Blackwell. Welcome, Baron, you 

The time is ripe for snipe. Any 
super snipers wanting to snipe 
hunt get in touch with sniper 

"Side Track" 
All Buffalo nickels are now go- 
ing for a worthy "project — or". 
By the way, Mac, you must be 

(Continued on Page 6) 



MARCH 4. 1941 

By Sports Editors 


Looking At Sports 


We Eire glad that Coach Lacey 
will remain with us. We realize 
that V. P. I. passed up a groat 
coach, but for our sake we are 
glad. To most of us Milligan 
wouldn't be Milligan without 
Coach Lacey. Good luck to you 
in your work here, Coach. 

The track team may bring 
Milligan another S. M. C. title 
with D'Agata, Childers, Dellinger 
and the others of last year's team 
plus some promising freshmen 
should make it a gold-letter sea- 
son for the track team. 

The tennis prospects are good, 
"Doc" Thompson has three of 
last year's team returning. With 
Hydcr, Painter, and Mathes to 
act as a nucleus, things could be 

The baseball prospects are 
black and dreary. Coach Lacey 
has only four lettermen return- 
ing. He has two outfielders, a pit 
cher, and a catcher returning 
from last year's classy aggrega- 
tion which won eleven and lost 
only four games to college com' 

This corner would like to con- 
gratulate G. B. Pierce for his 
play on the court this year. He 
has improved by leaps and 
bounds and may rank among 
Milligan's best. 

All-Stars Selected 

Eight girls who participated in 
intra-mural basketball were sel- 
ected by Coach G. C. Hayes 
as all stars. These eight girls will 
be given 100 points toward a 
seal or letter. 

The forwards are : Eldena 
Martin, Estelle Skecn, Sally 
Bledsoe, and Kitty Allen. 

The guards are; Mae Kiser, 
Margaret Bird, Mary Rachel 
Wolfenbarger, and Helen Gray- 

Intramural Volley Ball 
Tournament Planned 

With the basketball season 
over, the intramural group start- 
ed volley ball last week. About 
sixteen girls reported for practice. 
According to the 1941 volley ball 
rules for women an official team 
consists of eight players. A larg- 
er group than has reported is 
necessary to build up two intra- 
mural teams. The girls wish to 
urge all those interested in volley 
ball to join the group on Wed- 
nesdays and Fridays at 4:30 for 
practice. The season will be con- 
cluded by a game with Teachers 
College and a tournament held 
between two intramural teams. 

Badminton has come a long 
way since the days when ban- 
queting revellers invented the 
game by sticking feathers in wine 
stoppers and hatting them back 
and forth across the table. It is 
fast becoming a popular sport. 
Initiates pronounce it a stren- 
uous game. The intramural group 
find it a fascinating sport and are 
staging a badminton tournament. 

Buffs Beat Tusculum To 
Close Smoky Loop 

The Milligan College Buffaloes 
closed their 1941 Smoky Moun- 
tain Conference, Tuesday 22, 
with a stampede in the final min- 
utes of play to down Tusculm 
College 36-34. 

Paced by Pierce, "trick shot" 
forward who racked up 17 points 
for the evening and McNeeley 
wo turned in a tally of 5 points 
the Buffs lead at the half way 
mark 19-16. The Pioneers showed 
a flashy offensive, Don Spargo 
"hooped" 10 points, Miller suc- 
ceeded in holding Capt. Hayes 
to 5 points to turn in the best 
defensive work for the evening. 

Buffalettes Beat Teachers 

Two car-loads of Milligan 
Buffalettes left the campus Feb- 
ruary 6, with only one thought 
in mind— to beat Teachers. The 
score was, Teachers 24, Milligan 

In order to celebrate the 
victory Mrs. C. M. Eyler, direct- 
or of the physical education de- 
partment of Milligan College, 
chaperoned the BufTalettes as 
they enjoyed supper at the 
Dixie" and a movie. They 
signed in" at 10:30, tired but 
happy. Miss Cole, head of the 
physical education department 
at Teachers College enjoyed the 
occasion with the group. 

Milligan 36 

Tusculum 34 

Pierce 17 


Hayes 5 

Spargo 10 

Cure 2 

Sears 6 

Akard 3 

Miller 8 


Heinz 4 

Subs: Milligan, 

McNeeley 5, 

Webb 2, Lane 2. 


Starnes 2, Hartsell 

2, Mitchell. 

Buffs Stop Bucs 

M il li gan Wins 4 8-44 
Milligan College defeated the 
Teachers quintet Feb. 20 at Mil- 
ligan by the sr-ore of 48-44. The 
game was exceptionally close and 
the Buffs pulled ahead in the 
last few minutes to win. It was 
sweet revenge for the Buffs as 
the Bucs had previously beaten 
"Doc" Eyler's lads at Teachers 
College. The game was a free 
scoring affair with Teachers lead- 
ing all the way until the Buf- 
faloes pulled into the lead which 
they kept. Moore paced the Bucs 
with 18 points. G. B. Pierce and 
McDowell led the Milligan Col- 
lege offense with 14 & 9 points 
respectively. Teachers led at the 
half 26-23. 

Eastman Defeats Buffs 

Tec Wins 51-32 

The fast Tennessee Eastman 
independent team won a rather 
easy victory over the Milligan 
College quintet. The Eastman 
team showed a good offense and 
a more than adequate defense. It 
was Eastman's second win of the 
season over the "Green and 
White." The Buffaloes were away 
off on their play. This is no alibi 
and takes nothing from the East- 
man team which is one of the 
best teams that the Buffs have 
played all year. The entire East- 
man team played excellent ball 
and to choose a star would be 
unfair to the others. Pierce paced 
the Buffs. 

Milligan Defeats 
Carson Newman 

Bu ffs Win 34 -27 
In a game at Jefferson City 
the Milligan College team defeat- 
ed Carson Newman to the tune 
of 34-27. The Milligan team dis- 
played a smooth passing, sharp 
shooting, and close guarding team 
It was Milligan's second victory 
over the Eagles. The Buffs led 
mest of the game but only pulled 
safely into a good lead in the 
late staaes of the game. It was 
Milligan's thirds. M. C. triumph. 
The Buffaloes were paced by 
Hayes and Pierce. The Eagles 
were led by Jones. 

King Tramples Buffaloes 

Big R ed Wins 4 3-28 
The King College team defeat- 
ed Milligan 43-28 in a game play- 
ed at Bristol. This victory atoned 
for a defeat suffered earlier in 
the season. It was a case of a big 
team being on. 'ihe King quint 
seldom missed a fhot and stayed 
top of the ball the whole 
game. The King team was paced 
by Vance, 'i he Buffs were led by 

MARCH I, 19-11 





Library Has New Books 

Among the books purchased by 
the library this year are several 
which should appeal to all stu- 

Adler, M. J., How To Read A 

Bentley, P., Freedom Farewell 
Brooks, V. W. Flowering Of New 

Bennett, A., Hilda Lessways 
Colboarne, M. D., Real Bernard 

Gilbert, G. B., Forty Years A 
Country Preacher 
Harsanyi, Zolt, Star Gazer 
Andie Maurois, Chateaubriand 
Wells, H. G., Experiment In 

Fuller, F. L., My Half Century 
As An Inventer 

Homes, G., Man Who Didn't 

Bokeless, J. E., Master Of The 
Wilderness: D. Boone 
Marguard, J. P., Wickerford Point 
Hippy, J. F., Caribbean Danger 

Weaver, J. A., In American 

Weaver, J. A., More In American 

Cather, Willa, Sapphira And The 
Slave Girl 

New England Summer 
John Mason Brown, Broadway In 

Harold J. Laski, The American 

Daniel Boone: Master Of The 

A full, authoritative, exciting 
life of Boone, presenting for the 
first time recently discovered, un- 
published material which rounds 
out one of the most thrilling 
stories in American history. 
The American Presidency 

An Englishman comments up- 
on the vital issues of our politi- 
cal life. He defines the qualities 
which make for success, in the 
presidency, discusses the interac- 
tion between the presidential, 
legislative and cabinet offices, 
also the most question of the 
third term. 

At a time when the office of 
President of United States ac- 
quires new significance this book 

(Continued on page 6) 


Mr. W. F. Weddle, teacher in 
the Johnson City High school, 
and Miss Florence Hart were 
guests in chapel Thursday, Feb 
12, at which lime Mr. Weddle 
gave several selections on a mar- 
imba, accompanied by Miss Hart 
at the piano. Tho musical select- 
ions rendered were "Liebefreud.' 
by Kreissles; "Caprice Viennois' 
Kreissler; "Barcolle"- -"Tales of 
Hoffman" by Offenbach "The 
Donkey Serenade" was the pop- 
ular selection and D'vorak's 
"Humoresque" was rendered by 
Mr. Webble for the encore 

Mr. D. R. Shearer 

Mr. DaveR. Shearer, employ- 
er for East Tennessee Light and 
Power Company in Johnson City, 
was guest speaker at the request 
ofDeanEyler on Tuesday 11 
Mr. Shearer gave a very interest- 
ing discussion on personality as 
applied to progressive business 
and to the individual in securing 
a job. Mr. Shearer illustrated by 
charts the past and existing 
trends of business requirements 
for both trained and untrained 
minds and how present trend: 
would affect the job-seeker in 

Dr. Louis D. Riddell 

Dr. Louis D. Riddell, who is 
one of the oldest alumni of Mil- 
ligan College and who held the 
pastorate of the North Street 
Church of Christ, Butler, Penn- 
sylvania for twenty-one years, 
spoke to the student body Sat- 
urday, February 15, at the re 
gular chapel hour. 

Dr. Riddell came to Milligan 
through the influence of Dr. 
Josephus Hopwood. Since that 
time he has been actively engag- 
ed in ministeral work. He is also 
very much interested in Milligan 
College and has visited the cam- 
pus several times. 

Pfc-Med Club Has New 

With the beginning of the 
second semester the Pre-Med 
Club elected a new set of officers 
and held its regular semester ini- 
tiation. The newly elected officers 
replacing Vince Tate as president 
and John Hall as secretary- 
treasurer, are Donald Quails, 
president, and W. T. Mathes, 

The initiation for new mem- 
bers was called for the week of 
February 13th with the final 
night on Monday, February 17th. 
I he new members who were ac- 
cepted and formerly initiated in- 
to the Pre-Med Club were: Steve 
Bo ven, Martin Johnson, Earl 
Peterson, and Gene McNeeley. 
This brings the total club mem- 
bership to fourteen. 

Milligan College 

Players Attend Little 

Theater Play 

The Milligan College Players 
attended the Little Theater play 
in Johnson City Friday night, 
February 7. The play, A 
Murder Has Been Arranged, was 
a delightful combination of chill; 
and laughter. About 20 mem- 
bers of the club attended. Miss 
Floyd Childs, dramatic director 
of the college and a member of 
the Little Theater Players, chap- 
eroned the party. This trip took 
the place of the regular monthly 
business meeting of the Milligan 
College Players. 

Applicants Try Out 

The Milligan College Players 
held tryouts for new members on 
Friday night, February 21. As 
usual each new applicant for 
membership gave a three minute 
reading and did an extemporan- 
eous panomine which was as- 

(Continued on next column) 

signed by the club. 

After the tryouts Miss Nancy 
Cantrell entertained the club 
with a Lecture Reading which 
consisted of "Poetrait of Old 

The successful applicants were 
Margie Whisner, Jimmie Whis- 
ner, Edna Perez, and Jeff Cooper. 

Sunday School 
Officers Elected 

The boys' Sunday School is 
progressing smoothly under new 
officers for the second semester. 
President Ed«in Fox 

Vice President Oris Hyder 
Secretary & Treasurer — 
David Trotter 

Two boys were also elected 
attendance chairmen. Fred Greer 
and Bobhie Abbenbrook. The 
hope this semester is to incrtase 
the attendance record 

Volunteer Band 

Members of the Volunteer 
Band have been enjoying a series 
of excellent programs. Last week 
Kay Sluder gave a picture ex- 
planation, another helpful and in- 
spiring meeting. Volunteer Band 
thanks "JoJo" Dellenger for the 
Prayer Room 'sign recently put 

Christian Endeavor 

With the opening of the sec- 
ond semester the Christian End- 
eavor launched out upon a pro- 
gram of expanded activities. The 
new program is designed to in- 
clude various functions which will 
help to maintain and create in- 

For the meeting next Sunday, 
Tom Gray will be the speaker. 
The meeting will commence at 
6:30 P. M. 



MARCH 4, 1941 

Dr. A. B. Shipley 
Speaks to Home 
Economics Club 

Dr. A. B. Shipley, Director of 
the County Heal th Department; 
informally addressed the Home 
Economics club Friday, Feb- 
ruary 14. The discussion center- 
ed around nutritional diseases, 
their specific causes, prevalence 
and possible prevention and 
cure. Dr. Shipley stated that ac- 
cording to a survey made of 
Carter County schools about 75% 
of the boys and girls have simple 
goiters. He presented th< 
thought that diseases, deficiency 
and contagious, were mighty 
warriors. Also, Dr. Shipley call 
ed attention to the importance 
of proper and regular foods for 
infants in the prevention of 
diseases. During the business 
session of the meeting, the club 
voted to contribute $5.00 for the 
movje projector recently secured 
by the school. 

Movie Projector 

been shown during the week 
Recent features include : The 
History of the Beverage (coca- 
cola), Land of the Free, Butter- 
flies, The History of Fuller 
Brushes, a picture on tubercul- 
osis, and a reel on safe driving. 
Several football pictures have 
been shown to the student body, 
football boys, guest coaches from 
Johnson City and Elizabethton 
"Barabbus" was shown at a 
Christian Endeavor meeting, 
and the music department has 
profited much by playing sym- 
phonies on the turntable. 

Mr. Gourley has provided a 
cabinet stand and Mr. White, 
the electrical fixtures. 

Organizations on the campus 
have been cooperating by spon- 
soring ticket sales for the pict- 
ures. The first feature shown was 
"Peck's Bad Boy With The 
Circus", Friday, January 31 
Along with this feature Professor 
Hyder showed his pictures 
"Girl of the Ozarks" and ''Little 
Miss Molly" were other attract- 

New Books 

(Continued from page 5) 

Forty Years A County Preacher 
The New York Times Book 
Review says: "His memories go 
back to the horse-and-buggy and 
the bicycle. But this is no pictur- 
esque tale of rural quaintness in 
a vanished era. It is a story of 
today and a stimulus for to- 
morrow. ... a high-spirited and 
absorbingly interesting book, 
hearty in its zest for living, as- 
tringent often in its dry comment, 
essentially a book of incident 
which may be funny or tragic, or 
exciting, always full of human 
brotherhood and of git-up-and 
Sapphira A nd The Slave Girl 
Sapphira And The Slave Girl is 
Miss Cather's first novel in five 
years. Her last is Lucy Gay heart. 

If you have neither the time 
nor the money to read Bernard 
Shaw, read Maurice Colbourne 
The Real Bernard Shaw for it is 
hardly a biography as one might 
think, but rather a condensed, 
comprehensible summary of 
Shaw's works. Maurice Col 
bourne's style isn't bad. Certain- 
ly it is not the style of a goon, by 
which we mean a stilted "Latin- 
ized" style. He employs rather a 
racy, highly flavored language, 
writing in a conversational tone 

Senior Lettermen 
Receive Gold MV 

The Miiligan College "M" 
Club bought solid gold "M's" 
for ics graduating seniors. Plans 
were made for the spring 
banquet. A committee was ap- 
pointed by President Delling^r 
to set an exact date for the af- 

Wednesday, 26, was set as the 
final date for boys who owe the 
club dues, if dues were nut paid 
by then, they are dropped from 
the club roll, 

Shag Rice and Ed Bireley plan- 
ned souvenir programs for the 
Teacher College game. A total 
of S10.00 was reported cleared 
jn the programs at a special 


(Continued from page 3) 

pretty powerful, as it takes both 
Mike and Ripley to fill your 
place, with Sally 

If you don't think Prof. Holly 
literally 'fell' for Miss Dickenson 
down on the tennis court, just 
louk at the scratrhes on his hands 

"The Age of Incense". You 
wouldn't need it, Ankeny, if you 
hadn't mopped your floor with 
disinfectant for oil. 

Cycle of war: First we lick em; 
then we feed em ; then we refi 
nance em. And then we do the 
same thing all over again. 

Dr. Faustus writes again! This 
time graciously dedicated to 
yours truly as keeper of the urn. 

The coffee that he makes yo.i 

They say it's mighty fine. 

Even good for cuts and bruiser 

Just like iodine. 

"Birdie"(always under par) 

If "Scoop" Monahan seems 
"Eider Down" in the mouth or 
losing his warble, it's because 
those robin egg blue pants really 
"flu the coop". 

"Frosh Slosh" 

A woodpecker sat on a Fresh- 
man's head 

And settled there to drill. 

He drilled away for half a day 

And finally broke his bill. 

A Freshman went to Hades 

A few more things to learn, 
Old Satan sent him back again 
He was too green to burn! 

Mopwood Memorial 

(Continued from page 1) 

the King's Daughters, began in 
September 1935, and the first 
service will be held Easter Sun- 
day with President C. E. Burns 
in charge. Dr. Harry Cooke of 
Knoxville will conduct a series of 
services the week following Eaat- 

The seats for the church have 
been ordered and will arrive next 
month. Especially impressive are 
the windows, each of which re- 
ates a story of Christ and His 
teachings. The seating capacity 
is approximately 275. 

Dr. N. R. Doman 

(Continued from page 1) 

ranking review of international 
affairs - the Kulugyi Szemle - 
published at Budapest. He was 
lecturer at the University of 
Budapest. He was secretary of 
the Danube league, an institu- 
tion seeking the solution of the 
many problems of Ceniral 
Europe. He has been a frequrnt 
contributor to European period- 
icals and has written extensively 
in the field of internal relations. 
He has frequently visited most 
of the important and largest 
cities of Europe and has part- 
icipated in numerous European 
conferences on world affairs. 

Dr. Doman in his address on 
Monday morning stated that he 
believed the "crisis between to- 
talitarianism and democracy 
would come in the Balkan states, 
and the victor of the present 
Balkan crisis would win the sec- 
ond world war". Hep'^o believed 
that a united Balkan in which 
the several states are enlarged in 
territory and increased in econ- 
omic and political powers with a 
sufficiently equipped and train- 
ed army would put an end to the 
constant agitation with the Bal- 
kans because they would have 
enough man power to check any 
aggressive neighbor. He also re- 
marked that the "language bar- 
rier" to a United Europe is in 
reality no harrier, citing Switzer- 
land as a peaceful country where 
four langugages are in common 
usage. Dr. Doman did not make 
a prophecy on definite outcomes 
of the present European wars. 

After his address, Dr. Doman 
held an open forum with both 
faculty and students participat- 

Honor Roll 

(Continued from page 1) 

Students making all "AV but 
one "B" were: 

Gclda Bernie, Tevis Cochrane, 
June Farmer, Robert Givens, 
Reable Griffith, Estelle Skeen, 
Aline Hyder, Jimmie Whisner, 
Sunshine Teilmann, Ruby Smith, 
Dwight Whitt, Ruby Young. 



Published Semi-ilonlhbj By The Students 

VOL. 6. 



Girls Entertain Boys 
With Gay Party 

The Milligan College girls 
opened the spring social season 
by entertaining the boys withal 
formal party Friday evening, | 
March 28. in Hardin Hall. 

The hall was beautifully and 
appropriately decorated with 
pink, yellow, nnd green crepe 
paper, streamers, multi-colored 
ballons, butter cups and pussy 

A program was arranged by 
Virginia Reneau. and was high- 
lighted by featuring a skit of a 
supposed "chapel program" in 
which various professors of the 
co'lege participated. And the add- 1 
eii attraction to the "chapel pro- 
gram", as it is always thecus-' 
*-— t" -invite gue«t-35 was two i 
talented and famous dancers 
from Xew York. 

(Continued on page 3) 

Dr. Harry R. Cooke 
Will ; lold Special 
Services at Milligan 

Violet May and Oris Hyder, elected to rule over 
May Day Festivities 

Studio Plays Are Great 

The class in piay directing pre- 
sented the first of its studio plays 
on Saturday, March 15. "Indian I 
Summer" was directed by Kay; 
Sluder, with Edna Earle Heaton 
as her technical director. Thisi 
play was a delightful comedy I 
whose charm was enhanced by 
the 1850 costumes. Members of 
the cast were Henry Kegley, who 
scored again, this time in the 
role of the eccentric old bachelor, 
Brigueville; Margie Whisner, a 
newcomer to the Milligan College 
stage gave an excellent charac- 
terization of Madame Lebreton, 
the housekeeper, who entered 
into a conspiracy with Brigue- 
ville's nephew, W. T. Mathes, 
and Adrienne, Joyce Kennedy, 
whom he married against his 
uncle's wishes, to persuade Bri- 
gueville to accept the marriage. 
(Continued on page 6) 

Student Election For 
Annual Feature Section 

In Keeping with the customs 
and traditions, the student body 
elected the college "royalty", 
March 7. 

Violet May of Elizabethton, 
Tennessee »'as elected to rule as 
May Queen. Miss May ruled as 
Queer, of the Homecoming in the 
fall, and well deserves her title. 
Oris Hyder, handsome tennis 
star, will be May King. Their 
royal highnesses will reign with 
their subjects on May Day, car- 
rying out the traditional festival 

The students at Milligan 
were in favor of Reable Grifiith 
being the most popular girl on 
the campus. "Shorty" Williams 
was chosen the most popular 

Elizabeth Franklin was chosen 
the most versatile girl. Her 
achievements run from chemistry 
as a major subject to airplane 
hostess. The most versatile boy- 
is W T. Mathes, a Greenvillian. 
who has proved to be one of Dr. 
Thompson's ablest tennis men. 
Besides this he has taken exten- 
sive interest in debate and Christ- 
ian Endeavor societies. 

(Continued on page 3} 

Miss Yearley Attends 
Music Conference 

Miss Frances Yearley, director 
of music at Milligan College, at- 
tended the Southern Conference 
for Music Education at Char- 
lotte, Xorth Carolina, March 6-S. 

The theme of the conference 
was "Our Profession". In the 
mornings and afternoons, phases 
of the work were discussed and 
various demonstration clinics 
were held. In the evenings, music 
festivals were presented in Char- 
lotte Armory Auditorium. 

The peak of interest was at- 
ained when Dr. Howard Hanson, 
(Continued on Page 6) 

Dr. Harry R. Cooke, pastor 
of the First Christian Church of 
Knoxville, Tennessee, will again 
visit the campus of Milligan Col- 
lege to lead in a series of reliirious 
services to begin on Easter Sun- 
day, April 13. He will be cordially 
welcomed by his many frienlsat 
Milligan. This will be his fust vi- 
sit to Milligan College in the last 
three years. He held a series of 
special sen-ices at Milligan in the 
spring of 1938 with marked suc- 
cess. Thus his many friends eager- 
ly await his return. 

Dr. Harry R. Cooke is a na- 
tive of Alamo, Tennessee and 
had his first p.-^torat? is Coiliero- 
ville, Tennessee after graduating 
(Continued on Page 6) 

Anna Lee Lucas 

Kennedy Contest 

To Be Held 

Kathryn Davis And 

Eloise Parker Will Be 

Presented In Recital 

The Music department of Mil- 
ligan College will present Eloise 
Parker and Kathern Davis in a 
junior music recital Friday even- 
ing, April 11. Both are music ma- 
jors. They are juniors and have 
been outstanding in the music de- 
partment for the past three years. 
Miss Davis will be also presented 
in a voice recital early in May. 

The Anna Lee Lucas Kennedy- 
Reading Contest will be held on 
Thursday, April 10. This contest 
is open to any Milligan student 
and two prizes will be awarded; 
first prize of S10, and for the 
second best reading a prize of 

Last year's winner was Emma 
Goode and the runner up was 
Kay Sluder. This contest is one 
of the annual high lights of the 
college and is judged by persons 
from this area who are prom- 
inent in dramatics. This year 
there will be a group of approx- 
imately ten contestants, all do- 
ing their best to win one of the 

Mrs. Anna LeeLucas Kennedy, 
a former graduate of Milligan, 
installed this annual contest 
more than ten years ago. 



APRIL 9, 1941 


Published bi-weekly by the students of Milligan 


Subscription Price $100 per year 


Editor ... Reable Griffith 

Junior Associate Editor - Charles Akard 
Feature Editors - David Trotter, Shelby 

Jett, Ruby Young 
Sports Editors - - Aubrey Painter 
Jack Ankeny, Trent McNeeley 
Girls' Sports Reporter - Janette Breeding 
Reporters - Sunshine Teilman, Mary Sue 
Ringstaff, Tevis Cole, Jean 
Mitchell, Lawrence Gilliam, 
Kathryn Davis, Edna Eirle 
Heaten, Richard Cantrell, 
Walter Dorricott 
Contributor - - Prof, J. F. Holly- 
Business Staff 

Business and Circulation Manager 

Fred Dellinger 

Assistants - - G. C. Hayes, James 

Henry Robb 
Typists - - Gene McNeeley, Violet 
May, Eileen Ellis, Eve- 
lyn Ellis 


Director of Printing A. W. Gray 

Assistant - - Mrs. A. W. Gray 

Typesetters: Charles Akard, Archie Gray, 

Phyllis Gray, Ruth Gray, Steve Bowen, 

Walt Dorricott, Fred Greer, Tom Gray 


This publication endeavors to foster the ideals 
for which the student body is ever striving; 
namely, higher scholarship, cleaner sportsman- 
ship, and finer comradeship. It endeavors to rep- 
resent the school in all its aspects and to print 
in an accurate and engaging way, everything of 
news interest concerning it. 

The greatest word is God. 
The deepest word is Soul. 
The longest word is Eternity. 
The swiftest word is Time. 
The nearest word is Now. 
The darkest word is Sin. 
The meanest word is Hypocrisy. 
The broadest word is Truth. 
The strongest word is Right. 
The tenderest word is Love. 
The sweetest word is Home. 
The dearest word is Jesus. 

Men of Vision 


* * * 

Dr. and Mrs. Josephus Hopwood 

They Served to the Uttermost 

Editor's Note: 

Dr. Bennett has for some time been writing 
a series of articles called "Men of Vision", which 
appear daily in the Elizabethton Star. It is by 
special permission that we are able to print this 
article from the March 12 issue. 

"Christian Education, the Hope of the 
World," the motto of Milligan College, was coin- 
ed by Mrs. Hopwood. Mountain Industrial In- 
stitute, Grundy, Virginia, Lynchburg College 
(Virginia Christian College) and Milligan College 
stand as living memorials to the service of these 
friends of God and man. These were "two hearts 
that beat as one" in the founding and administ 
ering of educational institutions. 

Man who achieves is widely misunderstood 
and misrepresented. The greater the accomplish- 
ment, the more bitter may be the barbed critic- 
isms. Here were a couple who were most univer- 
sally loved by faculties, student bodies and that 
great galaxy of friends who supported by prayers 
and "payments" the work they consecrated them- 
(Continued on pane 6) 


Dishman - Roderiquez Wedding 

In a setting characterized by simplicity and 
dignity, Miss Noemi (Mimi) Roderiquez became 
the wife of Mr. Webb Dishman, Saturday even- 
ing, March 22 at eight o'clock, in Hopwood Mem- 
orial Christian Church, with Dr. H. J. Derthick 
officiating, assisted by President C. E. Burns. 

A background of evergreens interspersed with 
floor candelabra holding burning white tapers 
provided an effective background for the double 
ring ceremony. Aisles of the church were marked 
by tall white floor baskets rilled with white carna- 
tions, gladioli, sweet peas and fern. 

Mrs. Fern Dishman Gouge, sister of the 
groom, was matron of honor. 

The bridesmaids were Misses Lelia and Edna 
Perez, Emerita and Ursula Lopez, Maria Antonia 
Sepulveda and Blanca Vargas, all students al 
Milligan. Sandra Harrison of Erwin was flower 
girl and Tommy Nelms of Erwin was ring bearer. 

Eugene Hines of Erwin served as best man 
and Bill Monahan and Jack Ankeny were ushers. 

Professor Edward G. Lodter gave a program 
of pre-nuptial music. Miss Eloise Parker of Eliza- 
bethton was soloist. 

Following the ceremony an informal recep- 
tion was held in the basement of the church The 
young couple spent their honeymoon at Asheville 
and are new at home adjacent the Milligan Col- 
lege post office. 


by Mary Sue Ringstaff 

James Henry Kegley 

Henry Kegley was born one 
hundred years after the war of 
1812, August 28, which also hap- 
pens t.o be the same month of 
the year that Colonel Drake dis- 
covered petroleum. 

He went to Kegley Grade 
School for seven years. He start- 
ed to Wytheville High School but 
didn't like and quit. He finally 
completed two years there and 
started to quit again but his Dad 
found out about it. The next two 
years he was permitted to go to 
Portsmouth, Ohio, where he grad- 
uated in 1930. During high 
school, he was a member of the 
band and drum majcr during his 
senior year. He was also on the 
student council during his senior 

In the fall-sf-1930, he cvr.-^i2= 
Milligan. He came two years, 
left, and went to Virginia Beach. 
That winter he became proprie- 
tor of an Esso service station 
which he operated for about two 
years. He was connected with the 
wholesale department of the 
Standard Oil Company the first 
of September, 1934, in Abingdon, 
Virginia. He was later transfer- 
red to Richlands, Virginia, where 
after three months he became 
wholesale sales agent. His resig- 
nation became effective Septem- 
ber 1, 1939 and he returned to 

While at Milligan these last 
two years, he has belonged to 
the Forum Group, Glee Clubj 
Dramatic Club and Alpha Psi 

He plans to go to graduate 
school, and sometime in life is 
going to enter into a legal bus- 

He doesn't advise the fresh- 
men because too many people 
have advised them already. 

He is the last, of five brothers 
to graduate from Milligan. 

APRIL 9, 1941 




Ole Buffalo's had his horns in everything and 
has he found the scandal! Boys, you'd better be 
careful; your best friend may be a he(a)rder. 

Jos 'phine we know you're only sixteen, but 
that's no excuse for sleeping with a Teddy Bear. 

We've noticed Faust's extremely fond of 
Post Toasties He says he even enjoys looking at 
the colored box over a crispy, crunchy ho.vl in the 
chill of early morn. 

Kathleen tells us the only Lodgieal thing to 
do when a lump is Lodged in your throat, is to 
Bmile because everything will turn out all right. 

We hear that Darriel Merritt and Jeanette 
Dempsey are deadly rivals— could the object of 
all this rivalry be their bashful (?) lab instructor? 
And neither has Given up yet! ! ! 

Dean Eyler: "What place in the United 
States would you rather visit than any other?" 
Kennedy: ''Venice." 

What promising boy has never Give" any 
girl a date? Why not Give-n and give some dam- 
asel a break? 

Why doesn't Edith Fields sweep under the 
bed? (3 guesses- 1st two don't count - Address- 

Lucille Odom has the habit of whispering let- 
ters especially G's and B's. 

Warren Gilbert's interest goes "South Amer- 
ican Way", eh - Marie? 

Herman, "Is Gate City still in Virginia?? ?" 

Kennedy seems to be too confident in many 
of his attempts of chivalry. 

Harold Johnson wishes to report he had a 
"huge" week-end over at Jonesville, Virginia. 

Herman certainly likes Len or is it Lynn? 
What business did Tater have in Bluff City 
last Sunday? 

Gilbert and Gilbert huh? Yeah, Warren 
and Ann. 

Lillian Holt and Jean Frye are two cold 

roommates ICE (Irvin Evans) and Cole-man 


What was the rush, Errock? Was there an 
unexpected turn of events? 

Bernie's proposal: 
"Don't sigh," he said. 

"For we will wed, 
"As soon as I graduate." 
"Hut my, oh my, 
"Washer reply, 
"That's so indefinite' . 

Girl's father: Say its awfully late, you don't 
think you can stay all night do you? 

Morris Daniels: I'll have to telephone home 

Wonder who Virginia Reneau's "suppressed 
desire" is. 

If we had all the girls that passed the recent 
test given in Hardin Hall what would we do with 

The chapel isn't the only place that features 
good shows lately. What about the traveling tri- 

Jeff, how would like to play Jean Mitchell's 
part of the play really? 

Have you noticed that G and Gilliam 

are a new campus twosome? 

What was Jocko so excited about? 

Is Pennington hunting or pecking in the 
typing room? What about it, Miss Goss? 

For a Penny, Dwight Whitt would quit 
school and take up farming? 

Grover Hays in all probability will be num- 
ber one now as Overby has become a day stu- 
dent- - that is if Jocko quits his tricks over the 

Harry Long's air training seems to have 
caused him to lose his sense of direction on the 
grounds around Milligan. 

We wonder how much longer Showalter is 
going to wait before he expresses his sentiments 
to a certain Puerto Rican. 

Does Jack Ankeny really think he has a 
chance with the Florida girl! ! ! No, . . . who said 
that anyway? 

"Scoop" Monahan has forsaken the confer- 
ence hour because of a certain Gladys in John- 
son City. 

Dick Davis has wasted no time in establish- 
ing for himself a place in the hearts of the Buf- 
falo gab. 

Red Blessing seems to be lost as far as Mil- 
ligan girls are concerned. 

oof Prints 

by david trotter 

Sing a s'.ng of sulfide 
A beaker full of lime 
Four and twenty test tubes 
A-breaking all the time. 
When the top is lifted 
And the fumes begin to reek, 
Isn't that an awful mess, 
To have two times a week? 
Betsy, when the table lists were 
posted, "Oh, goody, good! Bill 
Norton eats at my table." 

And then there was the boy 
wno didn't come to the party. 
He thought R. S. V. P. meant 
"Refreshments Served by Visit- 
ors Please." 


Student Election 

(Continu ed from page 1) 
The most athletic girl is Miss 
Kitty Allen, a Sophomore. Char- 
lie D'Agatawas chosen the most 
athletic boy. Since leaving his 
home in Maynard, Massa- 
chusetts to enter Milligan Col- 
lege he has proved to be one of 
Coach Lacey's best players, and 
has been successful in boxing 
and track. 

Kathleen Edens, Senior stud- 
ent from Elizabethton, Tenn- 
essee and Henry Kegley, Senior 
student from Wytheville, Vir- 
ginia are the campus wits. And 
what would be a college campus 
without its couples? At the head 
of this spring brigade stands the 
most consistent couple, Lake 
Johnson and "Shag" Rice. 

Girls Entertain Boys 

(Continued from page 1) 

Those making this party pos- 
sible were Reable Griffith, head 
chairman of the party; Virginia 
Reneau, chairman of the pro- 
gram committee; Kathleen Edens 
and Dorothy Fox, decorations; 
Anna Lee Mills, Mary Sue Ring- 
staff, Nanette Mathes, and Jim- 
my Whisner, refreshments. And 
last but not least the freshmen 
girls who did the clean-up job. 



APRIL 9, 1941 


By Sports Editors 

Looking At Sports 

We know that basketball is 
over, but following is our choice 
for all Conference. This choice is 
not the result of a poll, but is 
our frank and candid opinion. 
First Team Position School 
Pierce F Milligan 

Spargo F Tusculum 

Watson C LMU 

Lovegrove G Teachers 
Jones G C-N 

Second Team 
Johns F LMU 

Moore F Teachers 

Nevils C C-N 

Nidiffer G LMU 

Akard G Milligan 

(Continued on Page 6) 

Eight Girls Will Receive 

The "M's" for the girls are be- 
ing ordered. They have been 
changed from the English to the 
block letter. Approximately eight 
girls will receive letters this year. 
They plan to have a banquet 
soon, at which time the letters 
will be presented. 

Indoor Sports Give Way To 

The badminton tournament is 
nearing completion. Elizabeth 
Franklin and Helen Graybeal are 
in the lead. A shuffleboard tour- 
nament will conclude the indoor 
sports. Softball will begin the 
second nine weeks. Captain Jan- 
ette Breeding wishes to urge all 
girls who play Softball to come 
out for prcatice at 4:30 on Wed- 
nesday and Friday. 

Mrs. Eyler Entertain Assistants 
Mrs. C. M. Eyler invited her 
assistants out to dinner in John- 
son City, Monday evening 
March 17. They discussed plans 
for next year and worked out a 
schedule for the women's physi- 
cal education classes. 

Tennis Team Works 

Dr. H. M. Thompson beat the 
other spring sports to the jump 
by calling his tennis wielders out 
a few days before the others be- 
gan. "Doc" is not too optimistic 
but he has back his "three rac- 
queteers", Hyder, Painter, and 
Mathes, "Doc" must find at least 
two replacements for Cochrane 
and Price. Britton. Bowen, Greer 
Quails, and Pierce look best thus 
far among the new men "Doc" 
has a full schedule and is whipp- 
ing his team in shape for its open- 
ing match. We may be too opti- 
mistic but his team looks as well 
ns last year's team, which finish- 
ed second, being nosed out by 
Maryville. To "Doc" and his 
squad, we say gocd luck and 
good hunting. 

Buffs Split Score With 
Cherokee Athletic Club 

The Milligan "netters" shared 
the honors with the Cherokee 
Athletic Club when the first ten- 
nis match ended 4 all. The match 
was played on Milligan courts, 
March 22. 

Oris Hyder showed a remark- 
able form by defeating W. 'Lefty' 
Lance with the score of 7-5, 6-3. 
Oris, a letterman of last year, 
worked the first set with the in- 
tention of finding his opponent's 
weakness; he then showed his 
skill by winning the second set 
with little difficulty. 

Fred Greer, up from last year's 
reserves, showed great form in 
giving Frazier Cochrane, a for- 
mer varsity netman, plenty of 
(Continued on page 6) 

Track Schedule 

Apr. 5 Univ. of Tenn. there 
Apr. 21 Tusculum here 

May 3 Mars Hill there 


Jimmy Senter, Track Coac'i 

Buffs Open Track 

Baseball Practice Will 
Begin Soon 

The 1941 track season looks 
its brightest this year. With 23 
men expected to report, the 
Buffs will face a seven foe sche- 
dule, Bluefield, Concord, Emory- 
Henry, Mars Hill, Tusculum and 
State meet. A meet with East 
Tennessee Teachers newly form- 
ed track team is not definite. 

Returning lettermen are Fred 
Dellinger, shot and discus, Floyd 
Childers, distance runner, Frank 
Spraker, shot and discus, Charles 
Digata, dashes, pole vault, and 
jumps, Hugh Blessing, high jump. 
Returning men who may be 
counted on for points are Ralph 
Morrell, Jack Ankeny, Walter 
Dorricott, Ken Kennedy, and 
Dave Trotter. 

Coach Senter is in his first 
year as head track coach, having 
replaced Star Wood who is now 
at Appalachian State Teachers 

May 10 Berea College here 
May 17 Emory & Henry there 

Teachers College 

State Meet 

The baseball team of Milligan 
enthusiastically began its spring 
practice last week. The 
mound corps is the best-looking 
prospect of the team. Pitchers 
returning are Eoyce Cross and 
Ted Alexander. This duet plus 
"Bo" Brummett dehind the plate 
should give Mi.'ligan's foes a fit. 
The outfield should be strong 
with Bernie Webb and McXeeley 
returning to patrol their posts. 
The infield is not at all bright 
unl. ss Coach Lacy can turn up 
with a PeWee Reese or two. All 
of the infielder's and the two util 
ity infielder are gone. Professor 
Holly will take charge until foot- 
ball is over. 

Milligan - Teachers 
Profs Tangle 

Graybeards Split Two Games 

The Buffalo and Buccaneer 
Professors ended the basketball 
season with two very exciting 
games. The Milligan Professors 
met defeat at Teachers College 
51-49 but they gained sweet re- 
venge on t heir home court by the 
score of 44-43. 

These games aroused a great 
deal of enthusiasm and fun for 
the spectators. The Teachers 
faculty were paced by Mooney 
and McMurray while "Socrates" 
Senter, "Aristotle" Webb, and 
"Plato" Lacy led the Buffaloes. 

Now the curtains for the 1941 
basketball season is down and 
this is positively the last basket- 
ball write-up. 

APRIL 9, 1041 



In The Chapel 


Dr Fenton of the American 
National Red Cross was speaker 
in chapel Monday, March 31. The 
importance of prevention of ac- 
cidents and protection from in- 
fection was dramatized, and 
much was gained from the lec- 

Dr. Fenton has spent fifteen 
years in First-Aid work. He has 
conducted classes from Maine to 
the Gulf, and has much to offer 
in knowledge and experience. 

An entertaining chapel pro- 
gram was enjoyed by the stu- 
dents when Dr. Gamble from the 
Methodist church in Johnson 
City brought to the Milligan 
platform Dr. Z. T. Johnson and 
Professor Turner from Asbury 
College, Wilmore, Kentucky. 
Professor Turner represented the 
music department of the college 
and sang several songs. Dr. 
-Johnson brought a message, 
stressing the evils of the wide- 
spread cynical attitude toward 
life. He stated, "A cynical 
Christian will soon be a Christ- 
less critic." Also that "A critic 
sees difficulty in every opportun- 
ity, while the realist sees oppor- 
tunity in every difficulty." 

Pictures Of Coast 
Guard Work Shown 

Lieutenant 0. C. B. Wev of 
the United States Coast Guard 
Service brought a group of movies 
of Coast Guard work to the cam- 
pus on Tuesday evening, March 
18. There were movies of actual 
rescue work being done by the 
Coast Guard and scenes of the 
academy and the work it does in 
training men for the service. 
There were pictures of the various 
branches of the service, light- 
house service, and the aviation 

Lieutenant Wev gave some in- 
sight at first hand of the duties 
and responsibilities of the coast 
guard, which is a peace-time or- 
(Continued on page 6) 

In The Library 

New library 1 oo':s of gener; 1 
interest include: 
Adamic. From Many Hands 
Johnson, J. E. Compulsory Mili- 
tary Training. 

-Nichols, E. R. Western Hemis- 

Cash, W. J. Mind of the South 
Ewing, C. A. M. Presidential 

Lalane-History of American For- 
eign Policy 

McKinney, H. D. Music In 

Michelangelo Sculptures 
Meridith Hygiene 
Rice, T. B. Living 
Struther, Jan (pseud.) Mrs. 
Maurois, A. Art of Living 

Mrs. Miniver, "a pleasant book 
at this time" for "she is the uni- 
versal, heart-warming symbol of 
the endurable and pleasant sides 
of existence." Dip into these 
pages and you will find yourself 
wafted away from that omnipre- 
sent feeling of war and ever- 
conscious sense of bombing 
planes to earthly joys and homely 
pleasures. Jan Struther is writing 
to fulfil the demand for escape. 

Bits of philosophy and obser- 
vation on life may be garnered 
from its pages. Just as a sample 
take this: 

"Clem caught her eye across 
the table. It seemed to her some- 
times that the most important 
thing about marriage was not a 
home or children or a remedy 
against sin, but simply there be- 
ing an eye to catch." 

Dr. McCurdy Speaks 
To Pre-Meds 

At its regular meeting in tht 
parlor of Pardee Hall, the pre- 
med club was honored to have 
Dr. H. G. McCurdy as its guest 

Following a very short busi- 
ness meeting, Dr. McCurdy be- 
gan his discussion of insanity, its 
causes, its symptoms, its different 
forms and the importance of its 
study by the doctors of today. 

After the lecture Dr. McCurdy 
discussed questions which the 
different members of the pre-med 
club asked him. The meeting was 
very enjoyable and the discussion 
especially so. 

M Club Has Six New 

Six new member were initiated 
into the Milligan College boys 
"M" Club, Thursday, Match 6. 

The initiation was held in 
the Cheek Gymnasium under the 
supervision of Assistant Coach 
Bernie Webb. . Edward Bireley 
was in charge of the entertain- 
ment committee. The new mem- 
bers are Duane Cross, Boyce 
Cross, G. B. Pierce, Herman 
Lane, Norman Torbett, and Neil 

Book Review 



Zsolt de Harsanyi 
Harsanyi handles Galileo's 
life in such a way that one's inter- 
est is held to the end. The terrors 
of the Inquisition hover about 
the reader continually. 

In his youth Galileo discover- 
ed the law of unhampered fall, 
and determined the laws of the 
(Continued on page 6) 

Home Economics Club 
Sponsors Fashion Show 

As a special program of the 
Home Economies club, Mr. Lowe 
of H. P. Kings, Johnson City, 
staged fashions-on-parade Friday 
March 14. 

The ready-to-wear department 
was presented by four models 
from King's and the following 
girls from Milligan: Anita Bow- 
man, Emerita Lopez, Ursula Lo- 
pez, Norma Love Whitehead, 
Nancy Smith and Violet Mae. 

(Continued on next column) 

Forum Group Discuss 
Lease-Lend Bill 

The Forum group met in re- 
gular session Friday evening, 
March 14, to discuss the econom- 
ic as-ptctsof the Lease-Lend Bill. 
Henry Kegley read parts of a 
bulletin dealing with the subject, 
and the group had open discuss- 
ion with Professor J. Fred Holly 
presiding. The situation, as dis- 
covered by this discussion, is as 
follows: the United States is now 
producing war materials almost 
at maximum capacity in order 
to satisfy our own war orders; 
then in order to aid the democra- 
cies of Europe we must either 
share with them our own supplies 
or make dangerous expansion. 
The first method has been adopt- 
ed. Significant is the fact that we 
are now producing at nearly full 
capacity. The group debated 
whether or not we could further 
expand without serious economic 
repercussions in the form of a 
depression after the war. \\ ill the 
United States be able, out of the 
experience of the past decade, to 
avoid a depression after the war, 
even without extreme expansion? 
The tendency is and will be (the 
group decided) away from pure 
democracy and toward a strong- 
ly centralized capitalistic govern- 
ment. This tendency is indicated 
by the calling in of industrial 
men - Knox, Kundsen, Stettin- 
ues - by President Roosevelt to 
fill important government posi- 
tions directly connected with our 
defence program. 

Mr. Lowe, the commentator, 
reviewed the fashions revealing 
the trend for military objectives, 
with red, white and navy color 
combinations especially promi- 

Cotton sports, suits, coats, silk 
afternoon ensembles, and formals 
were the costumes modeled with 
their proper accessories. 

PAGE six 


APRIL 9, 1041 

Dr. Harry R. Cooke 

(Continued from page 1) 

from Transylvania College at the 
age of twenty years, being the 
youngest theological student gra- 
duating at that time. He spent 
about fifteen years in religious 
work in the western state* before 
coming to the First Christian 
Church in Knoxville in May of 
1032, where he has remained as 
pastor ever since. 

Dr. Cooke is vitally interested 
in young people and the majority 
of his congregation is composed 
of the younger generation His 
trip to Keicester, England in '35 
to the International Convention 
of Christian Churches was spon- 
sored by the young people of 
Knoxville. He spends much time 
with young people regarding their 
choices of vocations. 

Dr. Cooke frequently broad- 
casts over the radio and is at 
present sponsored by the White 
Stores in a program composed of 
readings of poetry and prose. He. 
has just completed a very inter- 
esting book entitled Priceless 
Glory, of which he has given se- 
veral reviews and which has been 
acclaimed by all. 

He will have the privilege of 
delivering the first sermon of his 
series at Milligan this year in the 
now almost completed Hopwood 
Memorial Church on Easter 

Looking At Sports 

(Continued from page 4) 

Coach Lacey is having trouble 
in arranging a football schedule 
for 1941. Having an undefeated, 
untied team has its drawbacks, 
doesn't it, Coach? 

Jimmie Senter, our track coach 
should come up with a winner 
his first year. One of the fastest 
developing runners on the 1941 
track team is Dave Trotter, dis- 
tance runner. Dave has a long 
stride and your editor believes he 
will give the other "milers" plen- 
ty of trouble. 

Dr. Thompson is refusing to 
make weather predictions due to 
the sun coming out and drying 
the courts off in time for prac- 
tice. He had advised his squad to 
bring snow shoes and skis. 
Hard Luck 

W. T. Mathes, tennis gift to 
the number 3 slot, cracked his 
knee in chemistry lab and wi 
not see action for a while. 

Milligan Splits 

(Continued from page 4) 

Coast Guard Pictures 

(Continued from page 6) 

ganization. The requirements for 
entrance to the academy are 
very high but the service has 
much to offer in the way of 
service to humanity. 

Millions of dollars are saved 
each year by the coast guard in 
preventing accidents, and aiding 
battered ships, but the import- 
ant thing is that many thousands 
of lives are saved through the 
heroic work of the members of 
the patrol and life-saving sta- 
tions, who consider their heroism 
nothing unusual but merely an 
every day task to be attended to 
with the utmost care and feel 
ing of responsibility. 

competition by winning the Se- 
cond set 7-5; but dropped two 
3-6, 1-6. 

Jack Britton showed himself 
capable of stepping into varsity 
competition even though he is 
only a freshman. He defeated 
Braekenbush 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. His 
victory boosted Coach Thomp- 
son's chances for a successful sea- 

Other matches included: 

Painter - Lance; 5-7, 6-3, 1-6. 
Quails - O'Donnell; 3-6; 4-6. 
Faust - Ferguson; 3-6; 0-6. 
Bowen-Packard; 4-6: 6-3, (called 
because of darkness). Doubles: 
Hyder and Painter - Lance and 
Braekenbush; 6-0; 2-6; 6-2. 
Greer and Britton-Cochrane and 
Ferguson ; 6-2, 6-2. 

"Doc" is still worrying over 
Mathes' injured knee. If he is 
able, to play April 12, another 
headache may be relieved, 
- The next match is here, April 
5, with Erwin Y. M. C. A. 

Men of Vision 

(Continued from page 2) 

selves to perform. President 
Hopwood, in founding Lynchburg 
College, set as one objective, "A 
| dip, oma ought to bear unques- 
tioned testimony that the posses- 
sor has not only completed the 
studies in an honorable curricu- 
lum, but that his conduct in col- 
lege life has also shown his char- 
acter to be clean and honest 

Furthermore, Dr. Hopwood 
holds for the college that it must 
stand "for thorough physical in- 
tellectual and moral training - 
for clean homes with the same 
standard of life for men and wo- 
men for working churches, 
and for giving the teachings 
and example of Christ to the 
world." (From R. J. Bennett's 
History of the Founding of Ed- 
ucational Institutions of the Dis- 
ciples of Christ in Virginia) 

B. A. Abbott, then Editor of 
the Christian Evavgalist in pre- 
senting the book, A Journey 
Through the Years, to the public 
stated, "Those who read this un- 
ique and interesting volume will 
feel they have become acquanted 
with the life of an unusual man. 
If ever a man lived with sincere 
self-dedication to the words and 
the example of Jesus Christ, it is 
the author. More than any other 
man I have ever known he has 
believed in youth. . . .President 
Hopwood passes on the torch. It 
will doubtless be carried undim- 
med from generation to genera- 
tion for length of years no one 
can measure." 
Copyright by R.J. Bennett, 1941 

Studio PI 

Miss Yearley 

(Continued from page 1) 

head of the Eastman School of 
Music, spoke on "The Place of 
Music in the United States 
Today." Dr. Hanson made the 
dramatic plea for the preservation 
of spiritual beauty as opposed to 
the struggle for physical exist- 

While in Charlotte, Miss 
Yearley was entertained on the 
campuses of Winthrop and 
Queen's College. 


(Continued from page 1) 

"Suppressed Desires" was an 
hilarious comedy of modern times 
directed by Virginia Rencau She 
was assisted by Walter Dorricott 
who also played the part of Ste- 
phen Brewster, whose wife Hen- 
rietta, played by Jean Mitchell, 
was fanatical en the subject of 
psychoanalysis Henrietta finally 
persuaded Stephen and Mabel, 
her sister, played by Emma Good 
to go to her favorite psebologist 
to be "psyched". When her hus- 
band was informed of a suppres- 
sed desire to leave her and her 
sister of a desire for Stephen, 
Henrietta was cured of all inter- 
est in psychoanalysis. All three 
members of the cast are members 
of the Aipha Psi Omega and in 
this play gave excellent perfor- 
mances. A large, appreciative 
audience witnessed the plays. 

Book Review 

(Continued from page 5) 

pendulum. Later he discovered 
the principles of specific gravity, 
of heat, of the conservation of 
energy. Then he invented the 
telescope, and thereby opening 
larger horizons, became an astro- 
nomer. He disc overed the Medici 
stars around Jupiter, the riddle 
of Saturn, the shadow on Venus, 
the spots on the Sun, the topo- 
graphy of the Moon. When the 
Inquisition silenced him because 
of his Dialogue, which upheld 
the Copernican theory of the 
universe, he turned back to phy- 
sics and wrote a book entitled 
New Science. After he became 
blind he invented the pendulum 
clock and worked out a system 
of longitude, whereby ships at 
sea could locate themselves with 
the aid of the Medici stars 

Harsanyi, 1 believe, truly pic- 
tures Galileo as he was. He has 
brought him to life again as a 
personality ; however, one who is 
not at all times admirable. He 
denied the work of a life time, 
his belief in the Copernican sys- 
tem, to save his life. He loved 
life too well to be a hero. 



Published Semi-Monthly By The Students 


VOL. 6. 



Hopwood Memorial 
Church Dedicated 

The formal dedication of the 
Hopwood Memorial Church took 
place on Easter Sunday. Kvery 
minute of the dedication was a 
Praise and Thankseiving to Je- 
hovah and His Church. Mr. C. 
E.Burns, President of the Col- 
lege, spoke on the Five Years of 
Building Visiting ministers J. J. 
Musick.H J. Derthick, W. R. 
Hendrix, and J. N. Shepherd all 
made short dedicatory com- 

"I was glad when they said un- 
to me," 

"Let us go into the House of 

Psalms 122 : 1 

Commencement Play 
Will Be "You and I" 

Milligan College Players will 
present as their commencement 
play, Philip Barry's You and I 
in the college auditorium Satur- 
day. May 24 

The play centers around Main- 
land White, who is married to 
Nancy White. 

He gives up his study of art to 
marry Nancy. His son Ricky, 
who is studying architecture, 
falls in love with Ronny. He in- 
tends 'to give up his study to 
marry her. 

An old acquaintance of Maint- 
land Jpof, who was a classmate 
of his and is a famous novelist, 
persuades Maitland to go back 
to the study of art. Seeing this 
his wife says he should take a 
year off, work and devote it to 
his study of art. From then on 
gay comedy touches the 
whimsical Barry play, causing 
many hilarious scenes. 

The cast includes the follow- 

Walter Dorricott as Maintland 
(Continued on page 7) 



Annual May Festival 

In spite of doubtful weather, 
Milligan College presented the 
annual May Festival on the 
campus, May 12. There were ap- 
proximately 700 present even in 
the dismal weather, and the fes- 
tival was a marked success. 

The gay costumes and spirit of 
the participants kept the events 
moving. One hundred students 
took part. Oris Hyder and Violet 
May were crowned King and 
Queen of May by the King and 
Queen of last year, Ed O'Donnell 
and Mary Louisa Culvahouse. 
Numbers of spec'al interest in- 
cluded the sword and morris 
dances, gypsy chorus, and Shake- 
speare's "play within a play", 
Pyramus and Thisby. 

Junior-Senior Banquet 

The Juniors entertained the 
Seniors with a banquet at the 
Franklin Club Saturday, May 10. 

When the group assembled 
they sang the Alma Mater and 
were welcomed by Harold Stone, 
president of the junior class. 
Donald Quails, senior president, 
responded; W. T. Mathes was 
toastmaster and was the brunt 
of most of his witticisms. 
(Continued on page 4) 

Major Charles Wolff III 
Will Be Commencement 

Major Charles Wolff III, 
Manager of American Bemberg 
and North American Rayon Cor- 
porations of Elizabethton, Tenn- 
essee, will speak to the 1941 
graduating class May 26. Mr. 
Robert W. Burns, Atlanta 
Georgia, minister of the Peach- 
tree Christian Church, will be 
the baccalaureate speaker to de 
liver the message May 25. Mr. 
(Continued on page 8) 

Dr. Harry R. Cooke of Knox- 
ville Tennessee, held a series of 
special services at the newly dedi- 
cated Josephus Hopwood Mem- 
orial Church on Milligan campus, 
beginning on Sunday April 13. 
The services lasted throughout 
the week, c'osing on April 20 with 
a baptismal service at the pool 
in the activity building. Small 
groups met during the day and 
after the services each night for 
prayer and special meditation 
during the week. Milligan College 
showed its undying loyalty to the 
principles of Christian education 
un which the school was founded. 
Dr. Cooke made many friends 
among the students who felt a 
great attraction for him and his 
work from the very first meeting. 
He will be remembered by all on 
his next visit to our campus. 

Sophomores Entertain 

Approximately 125 lower class- 
men attended the Sophomore- 
Freshmen picnic at the Laurels, 
The Sophomore Class sponsored 
the picnic and made all the pre- 
parations. The class is grateful to 
Mrs. Burns for making arrange- 
ments for the food which was en- 
joyed by all. After a "huge : 
time at the Laurels, we returned 
and attended the movie Luck of 
Roaring Camp based on Bret 
Harte's story. The day might 
well have been called Sophomore 
Day, and they made it a good 

National Music Week 

The Milligan College music 
department observed National 
Music Week, May 3-10 with a 
series of programs. 

An impressive vesper recital 
opened the series on Sunday 
night when Miss Dorthy Fox was 
presented in her Senior voice 

Miss Frances Yeailey and 
Dean C. M. Eyler prepared a 
special program, which was 
broadcast from WJHL studios in 
Johnson City. Dr. Eyler gave a 
talk and Miss Yearly presented 
two of her voice students, Eloise 
Parker, soprano, and Kathryn 
Davis, contralto. They sang 
Schubert's Serenade. 

The final program for the week 
was a recital by Aline Hyder, 
violinist, and Kathryn Davis, 
contralto, Friday May 9. 
(Continued on page 5) 




M\Y 21, 194) 


Published bi-weekly by the students of Milligan 


Subscription Price $100 per year 


Editor - - - Eeable Griffith 

Junior Associate Editor - Charles Akard 
Feature Editors - David Trotter, Shelby 

Jett, Ruby Young 

Sports Editors - - Aubrey Painter 

Jack Ankeny, Trent McNeeley 

Girls' Sports Reporter - Janette Breeding 

Reporters - Sunshine Teilman, Mary Sue 

Ringstaff, Tevis Cole, Jean 

Mitchell, Lawrence Gilliam, 

Kathryn Davis, Edna Eirk 

Heaten, Richard Cantrell, 

Walter Dorricott 

Contributor - - Prof. J. F. Holly 

Business Staff 

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----- Fred Dellinger 
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Walt Dorricott, Fred Greer, Tom Gray 

This publication endeavors to foster the ideals 
for which the student body la ever striving; 
namely, higher scholarship, cleaner sportsman- 
ship, and finer comradeship. It endeavors to rep- 
resent the school in all its aspects and to print 
in an accurate and engaging way, everything of 
news interest concerning it. 



I see her at her task at home 

I see her every where I roam 

No matter where I go, or do 

Her love is watching o'er me too 

For me she prays that I will do 

The things that God would have me to 

Her help she lends to me to use 

If what I do is right to choose 

Of all the earthly friends I have 

My mother is the best I've found 

The least for her that I can do 

Is see that all her dreams come true 




or Success 



Habits and motives that are acquired in the 
home play an important part in success or failure 
in college. This is one of the main conclusions of 
What It Takes to Make Good in Colli ge, a pamph- 
let which will be published on March 3rd by the 
Public Affairs Committee, 30 Rockefeller Plaza. 
New York. 

Prepared by Samuel L. Hamilton, Professor 
of Education at New York University, the pam- 
phlet summarizes the findings of From School to 
College, a study in transition experience made in 
forty typical men's colleges under the supervision 
of the Yale University Department of Religious 

Itfindsthat college "success", as disting- 
uished from the mere getting of grades, is de- 
pendent chiefly on four characteristics - - Pur- 
pose, Social Adjustment, Ability to Make Deci- 
sions, and Sensitivity Students having these four 
characteristics made the grade without difficulty 
Those lacking in all four were, as a rule, flunked 
out by the middle of their first year. 

Although these characteristics were found to 
be affected by many things, home influences were 
seen as particularly important. Good relation- 
ships with parents, brothers, and sisters were 
found to be important for success. Those who 
found that their parents were moderately inter- 
ested in their affairs, rather than indifferent or 
oversolicitous, were the best-adjusted group in 

"A curious indication of good home ad- 
justment," the pamphlet points out, "is a liking 
for the subject of English. Narrow reading inter- 
ests seemed to go with poor home adjustment, 
whether reading was limited to newspapers only, 
to books and magazines only, or to newspapers 
and magazines only." 

High achievement in personality also seemed 
usually to carry with ic high achievement in other 
areas. In light of this it is interesting to note that 
"frequency of attendance at movies - seven or 
more times a month - was a sign of poor person- 
ality, as was also frequency of indulgence in card 
games. 'Bull sessions' were again a kind of ther- 
mometer, the better-adjusted boys being the ones 
who participated in the large session and the less 
well adjusted in sessions with very small groups- 
Continued association with parents, relatives, and 
friends was a good sign, as was the keeping up 
of former friends especially through occasional 
dancesand parties." A few of the other "tips" to 
success shown in the study are listed. For ex- 
ample, "The student has a better chance to make 
good if he: 
Safeguards his health ; 
Participates in athletics, even if he never 

makes a varsity team; 
Has occasional 'dates'; 

Keeps up a satisfactory religious worship not 
(Continued on page 8) 


by Mary Sue Ringstaff 

James Riggs 

James Riggs, who hails from 
Wise County, Virginia, was born 
in Big Stone Gap and has lived 
there all his life. 

He attended both grade and 
high school at East Stone Gap, 
graduating in 1935. In high school 
he belonged to the "K" Club, 
lettering in football and basket- 
ball all four years. He was cap- 
tain of the basketball team and 
football team in his ?enior year. 

After finishing high school he 
worked for two years, and then 
came to Milligan in '37. He has 
played football all four years at 
Milligan, lettering every year. He 
was captain of the football team 
during his senior year; is a mem- 
ber of the "M" Club. 

His major subject is biology, 
and he is minoring in Chemistry 
and Mathematics. His hobbies 
are playing golf, hunting, and 
watching all sports in general. 
His ambition is to teach school 
and coach football; that is what 
he plans to do next fall. 

His advice to freshmen: ,; To 
have a friend, be a friend." 


Bryan Stone 

Bryan Stone was born in Im- 
boden, Virginia, on February 11 
1918. He lived there through 
grade school life and then moved 
to Appalachia where he attended 
high school. In high school he 
was president of the senior class 
and also the most popular boy. 
He played football two years, let- 
tering both years. 

He came to Milligan in the fall 
of 1937. At Milligan he belongs 
to the Volunteer Band, Christian 
Endeavor and Dramatic Club. 
This year he is president of the 
Volunteer Band, Vice President 
and Secretary of the Christian 
Endeavor, and editor of the an- \^ 


His ambition is to be a better 
orator than Patrick Henry. His 
hobbies are fishing, writing, and 
(Continued on page 6) 

MAY 21. 1941 






Spring's here and the campus is evidence 
enough - flowers blooming and hearts lightly 
turning - -. 

President Burns sums up the trouble with 
Oris' tennis: "In the spring, a young man's fancy 
turns to - - What is it? Let me see - - Oh yes, 

Virginia, that perky red bow does things for 

The ghost walks again - - but Bock knows a 
good way- to stop it. 

Honestly Scoop, you'd better be careful - - con- 
versations from the road to Pardee's third are 

A lovely conglomeration -- Showalter, but- 
termilk, and Emerson. 

We'd like to see Rabbi here holding his own. 
Don't let the spring gel you, Nan. 

Dear Editor: Edith Fields won't sweep un- 
der her bed because she has heard that men are 
made of dust. (N. S.) 

Why, we would like to know, does Sallie Mae 
Bledsoe want to borrow 810.92 from Mike Davis, 
with which to buy a set of dishes, and then adds 
in the same breath, "I'm going to Arizona this 
summer." (Is Neil going also? ? ? ?) 

Doc, you should have known that bench 
without legs wouldn't hold you up, and I mean 
that seriously. 

Anita, we hope for your sake that there is 
plenty of changing scenery on the campus from 
now until school is out, or life may become mon- 
otonous for you. (Or could it.) 

Florence Hale thinks that there is a definite 
difference in Kentucky and Tennessee men. 

Nell Slay, (yelling upstairs), "Lillian the Ice- 
man is here." 

Why is Kay Brown so interested in the 
sports page? (Ans. Childersisan ace on the track 


Shorty Williams would like for Trotter to go 
home every weekend. 

Jocko, don't you wish you lived in Middle 

Spraker still has "Georgia" on his mind. 

Burchell Stallard must be crippled - - or any- 
way, it always takes him the longest time to get 
to Hardin Hall after the last conference bell. 

JeanFrye is terribly anxious to get home. 
We wonder why - - Could it be that regiment of 
millionaires' sons at Camp Forrest? 

Cagle and Gladys Watson got mixed up in a 
bumblebee nest the other night, huh? Just ask 

Howard Coleman and Reba Watson both 
studied for exams the other night-- Yeah! But 
we didn't say an exam of what! ! 

Norma Love, why are you so cold-hearted? 
Spring is here, you know, and Gilliam is still 

Have you noticed that among the other 
spring-influenced couples are Guinn and Law- 
rence Gilliam. 

Aubrey certainly rates - He proudly escort- 
ed Miss Johnson City at the M Club banquet. 

Extra! Extra! Anybody desiring a news- 
paper, see Harry Pardue and his cohort. 

"Noodles" Brummett is still pitching around 
the Smoky Mountain Conference loop, especially 
at Milligan. 

Girl, "You know, you and Johnny look so 
domesticated together." 

Other Girl: "Don't besilly" - (pause) - 
"hum-m-m, do we?" 

College Grad: "Now, my father has another 
wife to support." 

Other Guy, "Bigamy?" 

College Grad, "Naw, I just got married." 

Bernie: "Say, can you let me have a dime 
for a cup of coffee?" 

Man: "But I thought coffee was only a nic- 

Bernie: "Yeah! But I got a date." 

Walker took Pie's suit on the basketball 
team and now he's trying to take his place with 
Mary Louise. 

Leon Cox just loves pretty eyes! Is that why 
he's sj interested in Nannie Begley? 

It's a toss-up which Ann likes the best- - - 
Penny or Harry Long. 

Hoof Prints 

by david trotter 

Subtle Suds 
"May I bold your Palmolive?" 
"Not on your Lifebuoy!" 
"Then I'm out of Lux?" 
"Yes Ivory formed." 
Addenbrook had been looking 
over some Easter cards when the 
saleslady suggested: "Here's a 
lovely sentiment, To the only 
girl I ever loved." "That's fine," 
said 'Leo' brightening, "I'll take 
five- no, six of them." 

Announcement of the week: 
Mike Davis states in a confident 
tone - "I'll be married in two 
years!" Who knows??? 

Robin Red Breast' Kegley 
voices his d»sire to be bat-boy to 
the baseball team. He found out 
the games were to be played at 
Soldiers Home. 

Fine establishment? "Shur" 
says Gilliam, "Athens is noted 
for good dry cleaning" 

Look for plenty of vitamins at 
the "M" Club banquet. "Sugar" 
Cure is on the menu committee. 

Of all the dogs the hot dog is 
the noblest. It never bites the 
hand that feeds it, but always 
feeds the hand that bites it. Di- 
gest it? 

The scientist who said that the 
lesser cannot contain the greater 
never looked at Kitty Allen's 

Surveys reveal there are three 
types of co-eds on the campus- 
the intellectual, the beautiful, 
and the other 98%. Anon. 

Florence Hale stunned Mrs. 
White by 'rurshing' in and ask- 
ing for a 'Bo-burger'. The 'trial 
by error' seems to have been 
just that. 

"Aim and Fire" 

Entrance in Baby Ray's diary: 
Feb. 24: Got an air gun for my 

Feb. 25: Snowing; can't go hunt- 
Feb. 26: Still snowing; can't go 

Feb. 27: Still snowing; shot at 

Feb. 28: Still_ snowing; I'm sit- 
ting in it! 



MAY 21. 1941 



By Sports Editors 


Lookins At Sports 


The tennis team has only been 
defeated in four matches. Hav- 
ing lost only one conference 
match, our netters can clinch the 
S. M. C. title if they get their 
revenge when they meet Tuscu- 
lum down there May 17. And 
why not? (But they lost) 

The track squad has come a- 
long nicely loosing only a meet 
to the Univ. of Tenn.' Teachers 
College has been rather quiet 
since Milligan agreed to take 
them on anywhere, anytime. 

The baseball club won another 
championship a week ago when 
they defeated L. M. U- in the 
most exciting game of the season. 
Nice going, timbermen. 

Congratulations to Bernie 
Webb, Raymond Cure, and 
Charlie Akard on their being e- 
lected captains of baseball and 

Girl's Intramural 
Volley Ball 

The three major spoits of the 
intramural program are : basket- 
ball, volley ball and Softball. The 
second, third, and fourth nine 
weeks are given to each of these 
sports respectively. At the close 
of the third nine weeks Coach 
Jocko Hayes chose an All-Star 
Volley Ball Team from all the 
girls participating in intramural 
volley ball. Each member of the 
All Star Team is given 100 points 
toward a letter. All others going 
out for volley ball and who are 
not absent more than twice at 
practice are given 75 points. The 
following girls were selected for 
the All Star Team: 

Captain Kitty Allen 

Helen Graybeal 

Aline Hyder 

Estelle Mae Bayles 

(Continued on page 8) 



Milligan cinder men trampled 
Tusculum College in a dual meet 
92 1-2 to 28 1-2, April 26. 

Led by Dagata and Childers, 
the tract team won every first 
excepting the high hurdle event. 
Dave Trotter, sophomore distant 
man, collected 10 points, while 
Dellingerand Ankeny both col- 
lected 11 points apiece. 

The Milligan team then invad- 
ed the home territory of Mars 
Hill College, defeating them in a 
66 to 65 thriller. 

Dagata came through with his 
usual brilliant performance and 
made 28 points, while Childers 
totaled 15 points and Ankeny 7 

The thrill of the meet came in 
the mile relay with neither team 
knowing the exact score; Child- 
ers, Stallard, Cantrell, and Dan- 
iels ran 440 yards apiece but 
were not strong enough for the 
Mars Hill relay team. Upon the 
final tally Milligan won by one 

Bernie Webb Leads 
Buff Nine 

Bernie Webb, popular senior 
from Piney Flats, was elected 
baseball captain of the 1941 
squad. This is Bernie's fourth 
year as a baseball man and he 
has been a good leader for the 
diamond aggregation. Bernie 
has played the outfield his three 
previous years and was an estab- 
lished star. However, when he 
was needed elsewhere he didn't 
hesitate. He gave over his out- 
field post and moved to the in- 
field. He has pitched two games 
and won both of them. This is 
the kind of spirit we admire in a 
man, so to Bernie we say good 
luck, and keep slugging. 

Baseball Team Wins 
S. M. C Title 

Defeats L. M. U. 5-4 For Crown 

The Milligan Coll eg? Buffaloes 
have brought home another base- 
ball championship. In accomp- 
lishing this feat they won 7 out 
of 8 conference games. 

Milligan has enjoyed a very 
good year on the diamond hav- 
ing won 9 out of 1 2 games. Tenn- 
essee and L M. U. are the only 
teams boasting wins over Milli- 

The Buffs won the crucial 
game from L. M. U. May 8 by 
the score of 5-4 in eleven innings. 
Milligan scored 4 runs in the 
third inning to take the lead. 
Howeverin the eighth inning Mil- 
ligan 'a inner works blew up and 
L. M. U. tied the score. Milligan 
won when B. Webb tripled Sho- 
walter home in the eleventh. 
Alexander pitched for the Buffs 
and did a wonderful job. 

All we have left to say is nice 
.vork, ''Timber-Men". Also good 
luck to the two seniors on the 

The scores of the games were; 
Milligan 6 Teachers 1 
' 4 Tennessee 9 

" 9 Tusculum 5 
" 16 Emory and Henry 4 

" 7 Tusculum 5 
" 11 Teachers 4 
3 L.M. U. 9 
13 C-N. 3 
7 C-N. 6 
5 L. M.U. 4 
" 4 Tennessee 11 
" 12 Emory-Henry 6 

Buff "Netters" Have 
Line Of Victories 
Only Three Defeats 

To date, the tennis team, un- 
der the direction of Dr. Hugh M. 
Thompson, has been very succes- 
sful. They have won ten match- 
es and lost only three. 1 he loss- 
es being to the strong University 
of Tennessee team by the close 
score of 5-2, to Tusculum by 4-3, 
and to Mars Hill by 4-3. 

Highlights of the season so far 
have been Hyder and Britton's 
defeat of Williams and Barker in 
the deciding point agaiostTeach- 
ers by the close score of 8-6. 13-1 1 . 
Another interesting point came 
when Greer and Paintnr defeated 
Gardner and Swafford in one of 
the closest matches ever played. 
This also was the deciding point. 
The score was 6-3, 4-6, and 6-4. 
Results of matches to date areas 

Junior-Senior Banquet 

(Continued from page 1) 

Grady Adkinsson, Milligan 
aiumni from Greenville, was 
guest speaker. He discussed work 
and advised students not to ex- 
pect life to bo a "crip course". 

Officers of next year's senior 




Bemberg 4 



Appalachian 1 



L. M. U. 



Carson Newman 1 



Teachers 3 



U. T. 5 



L M. U. 



Carson Newman 3 






Teachers 1 



Tusculum 4 



Mars Hill 4 

• " 


Mars Hill 2 




match was started 

with Erwin Y. M. C. A. but was 
rained out after Milligan was 
leading 1-0. 

The team this year is compos- 
ed of "Banty-Legs" Greer, Bitsy 
Pairter, "Doc"Mathes, ', Bruce'' 
Hyder, and Jack Britton. 

class were announced: W. T. 
Mathes, president; Charles 
Akard, vice-president; Lowell 
Cagle, secretary; and Fred Greer, 


MAY 21, 1941 



Dickenson - Holly En- 
Sagement Announced 

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Dickenson 
of Bristol, Va., announce the en 
gagement and approaching marri 
age of their aaughter, Wilma, to 
J. Fred Holly of Elizabethton 
The wedding will be held the first 
week in June. 

Miss Dickenson did undergrad- 
uate work at State Teachers 
College, Radlord, Va , and work 
for her master's degree at Colum- 
bia University, New York City. 
She has been a teacher at Liberty 
Academy, B df rd Va., Radford 
State Teachers College, and is at 
present art instructor in the Mil- 
ligan College art department 

Mr. Holly, a Milliean gradu- 
ate, received his master's degree 
from the University of Tennes- 
see and has completed the resi- 
dence on his doctor's degree at 
Clark University, Worcester, 
Mass. He is a member of Phi 
Kappa Phi Fraternity and is at 
present instructor of economics 
at Milligan. 

Art Work Exhibited 

The students of the art de- 
partment under the direction of 
Miss Angle and Miss Dickenson 
exhibited their work Friday 
night, May 16. The exhibit in- 
cluded: wood work, plaster paris 
casting, oil painting, tempra, 
charcoal, fresco, finger painting, 
abstractions, masks, and hooked 

This was presented to the stu- 
dent body on the third floor of 
the administration building and 
is still on display. 



The records now show that the 
1940-41 Buffalo athletes have 
played the games for keeps and 
they have cooperated with their 
coaches in giving Mi'ligan a win- 
ning team in every sport. 

To start the year out in splen- 
did fashion Coach Lacey and 

Alumni Banquet 

The annual Milligan College 
Alumni Banquet will be held at 
7 o'clock Friday evening, May 
23, 1941 in the college dining hall 
according to the announcement 
recently released by Professor J. 
Goff Long, Secretary of the 
Alumni Association. 

All reservations for the dinner 
must be in the hands of Prof. 
Long not later than one o'clock 
on May 23. The price for the 
dinner will be 60 cents. 

Mr. Joseph McCormick, Pres- 
ident of the Alumni Association, 
will have charge of the program 
and the guest speaker will be 
announced at a later date 

The members of the 1941 grad- 
uating class will be guests of the 
Alumni Association. 



yler s I rip 

On Thursday, April 30, Dean 
Eyler accompanied by his wife, 
went to New York City to at- 
tend the annual meeting of the 
National Basketball .Association, 
of which Dr. Eyler is president. 

The Eylers did not spend all 
their time in business meetings. 
They attended several good plays 
including "Old Acquaintances" 
and *'The Doctor's Dilemma'' 
with Catherine Cornell and Ray- 
mond Massey playing the leads. 
The play "Native Son" was un- 
usual .n the fact that the negro 
lead, Canada Lee, took a curtain 
call alone, Dean Eyler said that 
it was the first time he had ever 
seen this done. 

Dr. and Mrs. Eyler enjoyed 
the drive through Shennandoah 
Valley for the famous apple blos- 
soms were in full bloom. 

Assistant Coach Senter develop- 
a football team that gained grid- 
iron fame. They completed a nine 
game schedule undefeated and 
untied being crowned S. M. C. 
Champions and only missed the 
Sun Bowl by a few miles. 

Then Dr. Eyler took a very in- 
experienced group of hardwood 
boys and at the close of the sea- 
son found themselves second in 
the conference. 

(Continued on page 8) 

Milligan Observes 
National Music Week 

(Continued from page 1) 

Milligan College students pre- 
sented two outstanding musical 
programs as their contribution to 
National Music Week. 

Miss Dorothy Fox, contralto 
soloist, gave a vesper recital of 
sacred music in the college audit- 
orium, Sunday evening. She was 
assisted by Prof. Edward G. 
Lodter, organist. 

The second recital was by 
Mis* Kathyrn Davis, also a con- 
tralto soloist, who gave her junior 
recital Friday night in the college 
auditorium, assisted by Miss 
Aline Hyder, violinist. 

Both Miss Fox and Miss 
Davis are pupils of Miss Frances 
LeDoyt Yearly, director of mu- 
sic at Milligan. Miss Hyder 
studies with Miss Margaret 
Haynes Wright. 

Miss Fox, a senior at Milligan 
has been a member of the college 
trio for four years and has ap- 
peared on many programs given 
for civic clubs and other organi- 
zations in this section. Miss Da- 
vis who has attended Milligan 
three years, is from Tazewell 
Tennessee. She also is a member 
of the college trio. 

Miss Hyder is the daughter of 
Prof, and Mrs. S. J. Hyder of 
Milligan. Prof. Lodter, who ac- 
companied both Miss Fox and 
Miss Davis, is a member of Mil- 
ligan faculty and an accomplished 
pianist and organist. 

Juniors Sponsor Folk 

The Junior class sponsored a 
folk party given in the gymnas- 
ium Saturday night, May 3. The 
chief entertainment was folk 
dancing called by Mr. Stafley, 
famous caller, who called dances 
at the World's Fair. The folk 
dancing classes who had been 
given two previous lessons by Mr. 
Stafley, served as demostration 
groups. This seems to be the beg- 
inning of a new type of entertain- 
ment which will have a promin- 
ent place in the recreation activ- 
ities of the future. 

Edna Heaton Gives 
Senior Voice Recital 

Miss Edna Erie Heaton of 
Heaton, North Carolina, student 
of Milligan College, was present- 
ed in her senior recital at 8 p.m. 
Thursday, May 15, in the college 

Miss Heaton. a mezzo soprano, 
was assisted by Emma Good, 
reader. Miss Heaton is a pupil of 
Miss Frances Yearley. 

The following program was 

Classic: Spirate Pur, Spirate - 

- Danaudy; Jardin d'Amour, 
Old French Air - Arr. Keel; Voi, 
Che Sapete, The Marriage of Fi- 
garo-Mozart; The Lass With 
the Delicate Air, Old English Air 

- Arne. 

Romantic: To Music - Schu- 
bert; He Came - Franz; Nobody 
Saw- Loewe; Zerenade - Bra- 
hams; Ashes of Roses - Maekay 

Modern: Tomorrow -Strauss; 
Slumber Song - Gretchaninoff; 
The Rose Enslaves the Nightin- 
gale - Rimsky Korsakov; The 
Hour of Dreaming - Hahn. 

American: A Memory- Ganz; 
A Little China Figure - Leoni; 
Clouds - Charles; To A Hill Top 


Henry Kegley Will 
Study At Harvard 

Henry Kegley, has received 
notification that his application 
for admission to the Harvard 
University graduate school of 
business, has been accepted. A 
resident of WythviJle, Virginia, 
Kegley attended Milligan in 1930 
1932, then left school to accept 
employment. He returned to the 
college last year and will receive 
his A B. degree this spring. 


There will be an important 
meeting of the Senior Class to- 
gether with all who expect to re- 
ceive degrees on May 26, 1941. 
This meeting will be held in the 
college auditorium at 10 o'clock 
Thursday Morning, May 22. 



MAY 21, 1941 


Lelia Eliza Perez 


Lelia Perez was bom in Lares, 
Puerto Rico, April 11, 1921. She 
received her grade and high 
school education there, and while 
in high school she took active 
part in dramatics and volley tall 

She spent two years in Poly- 
technic Institute, Puerto Rico 
and in September 1939 she en- 
rolled at Milligan as a junior. She 
selected Milligan because it was 
a small school in the south. 

While at Milligan she has been 
a member ot the Glee Club, ac- 
tive in dramatics, member and 
president of the Girl's 'M"Club. 

Her major is English and 
her minors are Sociology and 

Her hobbies: reading (when 
they don't make me read), and 
collecting pictures of friends. 

Ambition: "Do I have to tell 

Plans for the future: Teach 
Spanish or English. 

Advice to Freshmen: To the 
girls- Don't cause a disturbance 
during study hour so the monitor 
can study instead of reporting 
you; To all - Keep smiling. 

Aileen Virginia Ellis 

Aileen Ellis was born Sept 
21, 1920 in Asheville. North Car- 

She attended grade school two 
years in Asheville, three years at 
Harold McCormick, and three 
at Junior High in Elizabethton. 
She also attended high school at 

In high school she belonged to 
the "E" Club, the Band and 
Home Economics. 

She entered Milligan in Sept., 
1937, because her mother and 
grandfather went to school here. 
Her major is history and her mi- 
nors are German and French. 

Her hobbies are tennis and 

Plans for the future: Do grad- 
uate work at Peabody or Emory 

Tevis Cole Cochrane 

Mrs. Tevis Cochrane was born 
August 19, 1918 in McRoberts, 
Kenturky. She began her srhool 
career in Fleming. Ky. where she 
went two years. Then she came 
to Tennessee and attended E'iza- 
b'thton Grade Schcol, Junior 
High, an J was a graduate in '36 
Irom Hich School. 

She went to State Teachers 
College in Johnson C ty her fresh- 
man year, and ha= been a day 
student at Milligan the remain- 
ing thiee years. Her major is 
Mathematics and her minors are 
Biology and Chemistry. 

At Milligan she has' been a 
membei of the Stampede staff. 
Her hobbies are needlework and 
music; at the present time it is 
keeping house. 

She was married December 17, 

Advice to Freshmen: Work 
ha? d from the beginning if you 
want to finish. Keep your mind 
on your books I 

She says she would like to 

Harold B 


Harold Burleson was born in 
Caretta, West Virginia, Septem- 
ber 24, 1917. He attended grade 
school at Bluefield, Virginia, and 
high school at Science Hill 
Johnson City. He was an officer 
the R. 0. T. C. and belonged 
to the Library Club. He also par- 
ticipated in football. 

He entered Milligan in Septem- 
ber, 1936, because it is so close to 
his home and also because he had 
been around Milligan a lot and 
always was attached to the school. 
His major is Social Science and 
his minors are history and Eng- 

His hobbies: photography, and 

Ambition: To secure a good 
position with some business con- 

Plans for the future; To work 
awhile at anything until I find 
the job I like or until I go to 
the army. 

Advice to Freshmen : Plan your 
courses ahead, so as to know 
where you are going 

Oris Hyder 

Oris Hyder was born Septem- 
ber 30. 1919, and has lived in (his 
vicinity all his life 

He began his school career at 
Happy Valley where he went 
four years. The next six years 
were spent at the Slate Teachers 
Tra'nirg School, then two years 
at Science Hill High School in 
Johnson City. 

During High School, he be- 
longed to the Dramatic Club. 
"J" Club, and the tennis team 

He entered Milligan in the 
fall of '37 and has belonged to 
the Dramatic Club, Alpha Psi 
Glee Club, and the "M ,; Club. 
He was May king this year. 

His major is chemistry, min^ 
oring in biology and mathema- 
tics. His hobbies are tennis and 

His ambition is to be an archi- 
tect. He plans to study chemistry 
and get in the chemistry division 
of thearmy until the war isover. 
He was a member of the 38 39 
-10 Campus Cruisers. 

Fashions Shown By 

Home Economics 


The annual spring fashion 
show was presented Friday even- 
ing, May 16, by members of the 
Home Economics department. 
The fashion show opened with 
styles of bedroom garments made 
and modeled by Happy Valley 
High School home economics 

From the time one wakens in 
the morning until retiring at 
night the young lady must be 
well dressed for many occasions 
Styles of garments for sleeping 
lounging, morning hours in the 
house, gardening, luncheon, after- 
noon tea, church, street, sports 
and various other activities were 
presented by the members of the 
first year clothing class of the 
college, and Jimmie Whisner and 
Mary Nanette Mathes, second 
year clothing students. 

Norman Torbett 

Norman Torbett was born in 
Piney Flats - too long ago. He 
attended grade school at New 
Bethel and then entered Mary 
Hughes High School. Di;ringhigh 
-ehoo! he participated in basket- 
ball and foothall. 

He came to Milligan in the 
fall of '37. His major is Chemis- 
try and his minors are Biology 
and Math At Milligan he has 
played basketball. 

He doesn't have any hobbies. 
He plan3 to continue working at 
the plant in Elizabethton, unless 
the Army calls him. 

Advice to Freshmen : Be 
humble; learn by joining the 
powerhouse gang. 

Wayne Cundiff 

Wayne Cundiff was born Oct- 
ober 13, 1918, in Kanawha, Iowa. 
He attended grade school in Iowa, 
North Carolina, Kentucky, and 
Tennessee. He attended Science 
Hill High School in Johnson 
City. During high schcol, he 
took part in boxing, track, bas- 
ketball; was also a member of 
the French Club and R. O. T. C. 

Fate brought him to Milligan 
four years ago. While at Milligan 
he has taken part in track. His 
major is Biology and his minors 
are Chemistry and Math. 

His hobbies are hunting and 
fishing. His plans for the future 
are the army, and his ambition 
is to keep out of the army. 

Advice to Freshmen: Sit on 
the front row, and wear glasses. 

When you die, will the world 
be in debt to you or will you 
be in debt to the world? 


Continued from page 2) 

handicraft His major subject is 
Social Science, and minors. Eng- 
lish and history. 

Advice to Freshmen: "None, 
glad to have any they wish to 

Plans for the future: Ask 
Uncle Sam. 

The lover sees with an eye 
that is both opaque and out of 

A purchased 

friend never 

MAY 21, 1941 





In The Chapel 

The student body of Milligan 
College heard a very delightful 
program of classical and lighter 
music Tuesday, April 22, when 
Mr. Roger Barriger from State 
Teachers College in Johnson 
City brought a brass ensemble 
to give a program at the regular 
chapel hour. The group came in 
answer to a special request. Se- 
lections of the better known 
classics composed the program. 

Filmed Stage Play 

The first local showing of Max- 
well Anderson' s Journey To 
Jerusalem was held at Mil- 
ligan College Sunday, April 6. 

Journey To Jerusalem 

is the first stage play ever to be 
reproduced in its entirety on the 
screen with its original Broadway 
cast, setting and costumes. 

In "Journey To Jerusalem", 
Mr. Anderson has set himself a 
difficult task of retelling a seg- 
ment of the story of Jesus and he 
has chosen to dramatize the little 
known period of his life when he 
was a boy of twelve just begin- 
ning to fully grasp the tremen- 
dous significance of his mission. 
In relating this story of the 
young Jesus the playwright has 
embodied an historical analogy 
in Jerusalem. Before Herod 
ruled tyrannically and hysteri- 
cally through fear and weapons 
of fear. Yet, men did not relin- 
quish their Faith and thus, to- 
day, too, mankind must face its 
problem squarely and cling to the 
right to think and believe in the 
things it holds most sacred. 

Commencement Play 

(Continued from page 1) 


Emma Good as Nancy White 
David Trotter as Ricky 
Anita Bowman as Ronny 
Walter Faust as Maitland Jeof 


onor Koll 

First Nine Wt-eks, Second 

Semester 1940-1941 
Those students making all A's 
on academic courses are: 

Aileen Ellis 

Elizabeth Franklin 

Warren Gilbert 

Thomas Gray 

Gene McNeely 

Margaret Morris 

Earl Peters 

Mary K. Sluder 

Ruby Lee Smith 

Jimmie Whisner 
Those students making all A's 
but one B on academic courses 

Janette Breeding 

Kathryn Davis 

Robert Givens 

Reable Griffith 

Anna Margaret Guinn 

Florence Hate 

Trent McNeely 

Frank Merritt 

Jean Mitchell 

Mae Beatrice Odom 

Ruth O-iborne 

Virginia Reneau 

Estelle Skeen 

Aaron Wade 

Margie Whisner 

Ruby Young 


Kay Sluder, Anita Bow- 
man Win Contest 

The winners of the Annie Lee 
Lucas Kennedy Reading Contest 
were Kay Sluder, first prize, and 
Anita Bowman, second prize. The 
judges found the contest a diffi- 
cult one to judge. Kay received 
ten dollars first prize for her 
reading "The Prince of Court 
Painters". Anita Bowman was 
awarded five dollars second prize 
for her interpretation of "A cor- 
ner On William''. Kay is ajunior 
active in all activities of the dra- 
matic department. She received 
second prize last year. Anita is a 
freshman from North Carolina 
and has shown her ability iri the 
dramatic field. 

When a man admits he is a 
crank, he isn't. 

Pre-Med Club Enter- 
tained By Various 

The members of the Pre-Med 
Club were entertained at a chick- 
en dinner at the home of Mr. and 
Mrs. Frank Johnson of Elizabeth- 
ton, April 15. 

Not to be outdone, the follow- 
ing week, Burton Shook invited 
the Club to a chicken dinner at 
his home in Elizabethton. Dr. 
Thompson and Professor Coch- 
rane were the faculty guests at 
the dinner. 

The members of the Pre-Med 
Club appreciate the kindness and 
generosity of both Frank and 
Burton as shown by these two 
marvelous feasts in their homes. 

Home Ec. Club Hear 
Miss Courett 

Miss Courett, a representative 
of the Lux Company, presented 
to the Home Economics Club on 
Friday, April 11, a lovely fashion 
show. Featured were clothes es- 
pecially suited for the college 
girl. Many washable play suits 
and dresses with ascessories were 
modeled by Violet May, Anita 
Bowman, and June Merdith. At 
the close of the fashion show Miss 
Courett gave an interesting talk 
on the proper way to wash the 
dresses shown. 

Pre-Med Banquet 

The annual banquet of the 
Pre-Med Club was held on Sat- 
urday evening, May 3, at the 
Franklin Club in Elizabethton. 
Fried chicken and sliced ham 
were the specialties of the menu; 
dinner was served in the lovely 
club dining room. 

Professor Cochrane delivered 
the main address to the club on 
the many contributions of the 
biologists to the field of medicine 
Donald Quails, president of the 
club, did an excellent job as the 
(Continued on page 8) 

Glee Club Takes Part 

n Musical Festival 

Miss y earley Present- 
ed With G ift 

The Milligan College Glee 
Club participated in th° annual 
Music Festival, Friday, April 26 
in the Teachers College audito- 
rium. This year only six colleges 
were represented. Eastern Teach- 
ers, Tusculum, fcullins, Virginia 
Intermont, Marion and Milligan. 
The festival is ars gratia artis. 

After each school had sung, a 
mass orchestra played a Haydn 
sonata. The choruses massed to 
sing "America My Wondrous 

Through the courtesy of W. J, 
H. L. a record was made of each 
club's selections, which were gi- 
ven to the various directors. 

The E. T. S. music clubs re- 
ceived members of the college 
choruses in the gymnasium after 
the festival. 

* * •■ 

The Milligan College Glee 
Club presented Miss Francis 
Yearley, their director, with an 
engraved ebony baton with 
chased silver tips, Saturday, Ap- 
ril 27. 

M" Club Gives 

Annual Banquet 

The Milligan College "M" 
Club held their annual banquet 
April 26, at the Franklin Club. 

"How Athletics Fits One For 
Future Life" was the theme of W. 
B. Jackson's address. Mr. Bernie 
Webb, toastmaster, introduced 
the other guests, President and 
Mrs. H. J. Derthick, President 
and Mrs. C. E. Burns, Doug 
Bean, and "Red" Miller. 

Gold "M's" were awarded the 
seniors by President C. E. Burns. 
Those receiving "M's" were 
Trent McNeeley, Bob Rice, Ed- 
wia Fox, Jo Jo Dellinger, Oris 
Hyder, Floyd Childers, Bob 
Easterling and James Riggs. 



MAY 21, 1941 

S//T. •• 

ome I ips 

(Continued from page 2} 

inconsistent with his science 
and philosophy; 
Lives on the campus; 
Studies as many hours daily as 
are required to finish assign- 
ments ; 

Learns how to make and keep a 
schedule of work, reading, re- 
creation, exercise, and rest; 
Makes his own decisions 

Seeks competent advice with- 
out becoming overdependent 
upon it; 

Keeps track of his money; 
Enlarges his reading interests, 
particularly in books; 
Rides a hobby without letting it 
ride him; 
Concerns himself with the lar- 
ger community outside the 

What It Takes to Make Good 
in College is the fifty-third of a 
series of popular, factual, 10 
cent pamphlets published by the 
Public Affairs committee, 30 
Rockefeller Plaza, New York 
City. Other Public Affairs Pam- 
phlets on education are: How 
Good Are Our Colleges? , by Good- 
win Watson, and Schools for 
Tomorrow's Citizens, by Maxwell 
S. Stewart. 

Buff alettes Meet Teach- 
ers In Tennis 

Girl's Volley Ball 

(Continued from page 4) 

Janette Breeding 

Lilia Perez 

Margaret Bird 

Juanita Johnston 

Mae Kiser 

Edna Perez 
The following received honor- 
able mention: Maxine Snodgrass, 
Mary Louisa Sword, Elizabeth 
Franklin, Estelle Skeen, Mary 
Rachel Wolfenbarger, Sally Mae 
Bledsoe, and Eldena Martin. 

Pre-Mcd Banquet 

(Continued from page 7) 
official toastmaster. 

The guests for the banquet in- 
cluded Mrs. C. E. Bums, Dr 
and Mrs. Thompson, Prof, and 
Mrs. Cochrane, and Dr. and 
Mrs. Eyler. 

Milligan's women "netters" 
were defeated by Teachers tennis 
team, Wednesday afternoon, Ap- 
ril 16, on Teacher's courts. 

Juanita Johnston. Elizabeth 
Franklin, Janette Breeding, and 
Mary Rachel Wolfenbarger com- 
pose the Buffalette tennis team, 
ranking as named, no 1, 2, 3, 
and 4. In preparation for the en- 
counter with Teacher's the intra- 
mural group held a tournament. 
In the finals Elizabeth Franklin 
defeated Mary Rachel Wolfen- 
barger, and Juanita Johnston de- 
feated Janette Breeding. Juanita 
won over Elizabeth (4-6, 6-1, 6- 
0.), becoming Milligan's No. 1 
Buffaletter "netter". 

Juanita lost her first set to 
Teacher's No. 1 man 6-1. She 
settled down to the clay courts 
and took the second set 7-5, but 
lost the last set 6-1. Elizabeth 
opposed Miss Robin of Teachers. 
Off to a good start she took the 
first set 3 - 6, to lose the other 
two sets 6-3, 6-3. 

Janette lost her first set to 
Jeannie Lowry 7-5, won the sec- 
ond 6-8, and lost the third 6-1 
Only three singles were played, 
The doubles Juanita Johnton and 
Mary Rachel Wolfenbarger play- 
ing forMilligan was not complet- 

Girl's "M" Club 

Girls Tennis Team 
Beat Teachers 

The girla intramural tennis 
team defeated Teacher's College, 
Monday, May 5, by the score of 
3-2 in a return match. 

Milligan's number one netter, 
Juanita Johnston, took Marie 
Mitchell into camp while Eliza- 
beth Franklin was defeated by 
Mary Ryburn in a closely play- 
ed match. Jean Lowry forfeited 
her match to Janette Breeding 
and Mary Rachel Wolfenbarger 
lost to Margaret Ayers. The 
first set of the doubles was taken 
by Juanita Johnston and Eliza- 
beth Franklin and the match 
went to the winners of this set. 

The six charter members of 
the new girl's "M" club met Sat- 
ureday afternoon, April 19 and 
elected the followed officers: 
President— Lalia Perez 
Vice-President— Janette Breeding 
Secretary and Treasurer- Eliza- 
beth Franklin. 

The Pres'dent appointed Aline 
Hyder, Kitty Albas and Sally 
Bledsoe as a committee to write 
the constitution. 

The girl 'e ; 'M" club was an 
active organization on the camp 
pus until two years aco, when 
girl's inter-collegiate basketball 
was discontinued. Now with the 
wide activities of the intramural 
group, there is opportunity for 
girl's to earn letters, and the club 
has been reorganized 

Buffaloes Enjoy Season 

(Continued from page 5) 

After a month or so of rest 
Coach Lacey again called upon 
his boys for baseball practice and 
they were not satisfied until they 
won another S. M C. champion- 
ship for their Alma Mater, 

About the same time the base- 
ball boys began practice they 
found company down on Anglin 
field. And it was none other than 
Jimmy Senter's "cinder" boys 
running around getting in 
shape to meet any competition. 
They met only one team in the 
conference and won an easy vic- 
tory. They lost only to the Univ. 
of Tennessee. 

Spring also found the tennis 
courts busy with Dr. Thompson's 
varsity and "B" squads. They 
enjoyed a good season, finishing 
second in the conference. 

At the same time the whole 
student body and faculty were 
backing their teams 100 per cent 
and the school spirit on the hill 
has helped make 1940-41 a "Ban- 
ner Year" for the school. 

The Stampede congratulates 
each coach, athlete, and student 
for their part in this athletic pro- 
gram. Especially do we salute the 
Seniors and wish them equal suc- 
cess after they leave us. 

This ends our t-ports round- 

Football Captains 

On April 22, 1941, Coach Steve 
Lacey called a meeting of all 
football lett^rmen for the pur- 
pose of electing the successors to 
Captains Easterling and Riggs 

"Shorty" V\ illiams and "Bo" 
Brummettwere chosen to lead 
the gridiron boys on to victory 
again next season Both of these 
boys will be seniors next year and 
have already proved themselves 
capable of this honor. 

We wish to congratulate 
"Shorty" and "Bo" and hope 
they will both be back ready to 
go next fall. 

Commencement Speaker 

(Continued from page I ) 

Burns was originally from St. 

There will be approximately 
forty graduates. Twenty of this 
number will receive Bachelor of 
Arts dpgrees, and twenty will re- 
ceive Bachelor of Science degrees. ' 

The number of graduates maj- 
oring in various fields are as fol- 
lows: Biology. 8; English, 7; 
Chemistry, 5; llistorj, 4; Math- 
ematics, 3; Social Science, 3; 
Economics, 3; Home Economics, 
2; Music, 1; French, 1; New 
Testament, 1. 

Basketball Men 

Dr. and Mrs. C. M. Eyler en- 
tertained the 1940-41 basketball 
squad with a banquet in their a- 
partment. After the dinner an en- 
joyable time was spent at games 
and contests. 

Then the time was at hand to 
elect the captains for next year 
and they elected Charles Ak- 
ard, diminutive guard, and Ray- 
mond Cure, towering center, 
captain and alt. captain respec- 



up and we hope we can enjoy 
such a season in 1941-42. 


Publish ed Semi- Monthly By The Students 

VOL. 7. 




The annual convocation ser- 
vice way held on Sunday morning, 
September 7. Mr. Archie Gray, 
Pastor of the Hop wood Memorial 
Church, was in charge of the ser- 
vice. He welcomed the studen s 
to the services of the year at th: j 
church. Mr. Gray then presented 
the speaker of the morning. Mr. 
C.E.Burns, Presidentof Milligan 
College. Mr. Burns also welcomed 
the students to the college. 

He spoke of the opportunities 
which can be found at Milligan 
if the students are willing to re- 
ceive them. He mentioned severa' 
oppositions which can hinder a 
successful year in colleges The 
students were warm d against 
procrastination and the danger 
of letting excessive "homesick- 
ness" prevent them from getting 
a good start. Mr. Burns praised 
the faculty and stressed the fact 
that they were here to help the 
students in any way possible. 

The closing statement of the 
sermon was a very good thought 
for all those attending Milligan 
to remember. "Milligan College 
offers many opportunities but 
there are also many opponents". 

Star Wood I 
To Milligan 

s Added 

Mr. Starling Wood of Big 
Stone Gap, Virginia was added 
to the faculty of Milligan Col- 
lege at the beginning of the new 
school term. He replaces Prof. 
Long as associate professor of 

Mr. Wood graduated from 
Milligan College in June 1934 
with an A. B. Degree in English. 
He was end and captain on the 
championship football team of 
that year. After graduation, Mr. 
Wood spent the next three years 
teaching in high schools at 

(Continued on page 6) 

Faculty Portrait 

The registration cards are all 
signed, the reception is a thing 
of the dim past and its time we 
meet the faculty - informally. So 
equipped with a brand new in- 
troduction - by their peculiarities 
ye shall know them - we ventuie 
i farther. 

The smiling, rotund man you 
see observing the tennis enthu- 
siasts is Dr. Thompson of the 
Chemistry department. 

If you desire to excavate tid- 
bits from the annals of past you 
will meet Dr Willard, professor 
of Ancient History. 

The benign looking gentleman 
who is likely to ask his freshman 
Bible students "which comes 
first the acorn or the oak?" is 
Dr. Carpenter who teaches Bible 
and Greek. 

At evening you see him sitting 
on the steps of the boys dormi- 
tory, during the day if you're in- 
terested he will tell you the "stuff 
life is made of". He is Prof. 
Cochrane of the Biology depart- 

(Continued on page 6) 


This reprasents Coach Steve Lacey's 9th year at the helm 
of Milligan College looiball teams, and all the college joins in at 
this time to wish this popular mentor a speedy recovery 

Coach Lacey is now convalescing in his home from a re- 
cent illness and meanwhile there is a lonesome place for him in 
the hearts of a'l Milligan students, for this tall dashing blonde, 
who wears a million-do'lar Finile wherever he goes, not only has a 
way of captivating the souls of thode whom he teaches but those 
on and off the campus as well. 

Coach Lacey, who has guided two different teams to the 
S. M. C. pinnacle received nation-wide atteniion last fall as the 
magical leader of one of the few undefeated elevens over the na- 
tion. This brought much-deserved praise and honor to our coach 
and our school. But far greater, he is an admirer of true chara- 
cter, and builds this up together with the athlete's natural ability. 
The result is the ever-lasting Milligan spirit and success which a 
smooth spoken Tennesseean has helped create. 

We can't get along without you. Steve. So we are yearning 
and waiting for a true Christian character - - - our Coach. 

Faculty Entertains 

President and Mrs. C. E. 
Burns and the faculty of Mil- 
ligan College received students 
and several alumni Saturday 
evening, September sixth, at 8 
o'clock on the Triangle. After the 
exchange of greetings the follow- 
ing program was in the college 
auditorium under the direction 
of Miss Frances Yearley; 
Invocation Pres. C. E. Burns 
Southern Fantasy Hawk 

Edward Lodter 
When de Folks Is Gone 

Miss Floyd Childs 
I Could Not Love The World So 
Much Mana Zucca 

Pool of Quietness Carter 

(Continued on page 6) 



Jtept. _18,_194] 


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Editor — — — — — — Charles Akard 

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Feature Editors — — Giida Bernie, Mary 

Sue Ringstaff, Kathryn Davis. 
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Girls' Sports — Elizabeth Franklin, Kitty Allen 
Reporters — — Lawrence Gilliam, Nell Slay, 
Doug Riddle, Virginia Burke, Doug King, 
Jean Mitchell, June Farmer, Lucy Shaw, 
Velma Darbo, Patsy Stallard, Mildred 
Reel, Mary Hawkins, Steve Bowen. 
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Phyllis Gray, Ruth Gray, Steve Bowen, 
Fred Greer, Carl Matherly, John Davis, 

This publication endeavors to foster the ideals 
for which the student body is ever striving; 
namely, higher scholarship, cleaner sportsman- 
ship, and finer comradeship. It endeavors to rep- 
resent the school in all its aspects and to print, 
in an accurate and engaging way, everything of 
news interest concerning it. 


Cheer Leaders Elected 

TheMilligau College "M" Club met last 
night, elected cheer leaders and organized a "hot" 
drive to secure funds for cheer leading uniforms. 
All students are asked to contribute ten cents 
or more and the names of those contributing will 
be posted on the bulletin board. 
Cheer Leaders 
David Trotter, Sue Thomas, Kitty Allen, and 
Jack Ankeny. 


Every so often in the history of the nation 
some external or internal condition has arisen 
which has caused a sudden burst of patriotism. 
Patriotioc songs are written and sung everywhere, 
martial music rivals dance music in popularity, 
lecturers and writers favor "Americanism" above 
all other possible themes and a feeling of closeness 
and fellowship arises in the heart of every Amer- 
ican for his countrymen. But along with these 
symptoms others also become apparent: foreign 
names prejudice people against their bearers, 
foreign music is looked down upon or banned 
and suspicion flourishes every where, frequently 
fastening itself on the innocent. 

Such a time as this has come again. Love 
of country is one of the noblest sentiments and in 
such times aa these it is patriotism which helps 
us to bear our hardships and to remain optimis- 
tic. But it is vital that we do not let our feelings 
for and against prejudice our views and actions 
that we are no longer truly free but held in 'a 
narrow prison by our own minds. Let us remem- 
ber the ease with which we can be swept along by 
the mob into uncontrolled thought and action 
in days as tense as these; because of this let us 
move with care and remain as mentally unbiased 
as possible. 






by J. F. HOLLY 

Man, Bird, And God 

I go to prove my soull 
I see my way as birds their trackless way. 
I shall arrive! what time, what circuit first, 
I ask not; but unless God send his hail 
Or blinding fireballs, sleet or stifling snow, 
In some time, his good time, I shall arrive: 
He guides me and the bird. In his good time! 

Robert Browning 

Painting The Lily 

Therefore, to be possessed with double pomp, 

To guard a title that was rich before, 

To gild refined gold, to paint tbe lily, 

To throw a perfume on the violet, 

To smooth the ice, or add another hue 

Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light 

To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, 

Ts wasteful and ridiculous excess. 

William Shakespeare 

A Creed 

There is a destiny that makes us brothers: 

None goes his way alone: 
All that we send into the lives of others 

Comes back into our own. 

I care not what his temples or his creeds, 

One thing holds firm and fast-- 
That into his fateful heap of days and deeds 

The soul of a man is cast. 

Edwin Markham 


Recent developments have 
supplied indications that the ec- 
onomic machine of the United 
States is moving into a new 
phase. Until lute summer non- 
defense and defense production 
were rising together, but the up- 
trend in non-defense activity, 
which has brought the produc- 
tion of consumer's goods to the 
highest levels ever reached, is 
drawing to a close. This is the 
expected effect of the increiise in 
defense requirements, priorities, 
shipping congestions, and restric- 
tion of civilian consumption in 
order to increase the supply of 
strategic materials. 

Activities of the summer show 
that the change is beginning to 
appear. Passenger car output 
has been decreased by 50 percent 
for the 1642 model year, steel 
has been placed under complete 
priority control, new silk supplies 
have been diverted from Ameri- 
can mills and measures have 
been adopted on the Eastern 
seaboard to curtail gasoline con- 
sumption. As defense activity in- 
creases so does the list of com- 
modities under priority control. 

Now that defense industries 
are reaching the production 
phase a large curtailment of con- 
sumer goods production can take 
place without causing grave un- 
employment and distress. Yet, 
one of the government agencies 
has predicted that from 5,000 to 
6,000 factories may be adversely 
affected by material shortages. 
OPACS chief Henderson has stat- 
ed his belief that the number of 
workers facing temporary unem- 
ployment may exceed 2,000,000. 
Of course, many of the workers 
will be absorbed in defence in- 
dustries and the accumulated 
stocks of materials will cushion 
the fall brought about by priority 

In the end, the effect of mat- 
erial shortages will be to apply 
the brakes to the expansion of 
production. However, the con- 
(Continued on page 6) 

S;p t. IS , 1941_ 




At last school is in session, and ole Buffalo 
is ready and waiting. Glad to see you guys and 

gals back been wondering what you've done 

all summer, but now that you are here we'll 
know — — and we'll tell. 

Though there aren't so many former "Ail- 
Conferencc" members on the campus this fall th< 
newonesars rapidly filling the ranks. Reason 
Ther bevy of stunning new girls. 

Seems some people never learn anything, 
even seniors. How'd you enjoy the new Elizabeth' 
an - American Lit. course Wade? 

June still goes for a uniform --- football or 

Steve Bowen savs, "Just because I am not 
a great big husky aihlete is no sign I can't catch 

Lil' Abner Harmon has finally given one girl 
a break - - Lookout ! ! ! 

That familiar face which will always haunt 
the conference hour is none other than ''old con- 
ference Hays". 

It must be wonderful to be captain of a Buf- 
falo gridiron eleven. 

"Hale Storm" is at it again, but please rem- 
ember Florence, our guards are scarce. 

Mary Sue thinks everything is just FINE 
this year. What you say Harry? 

Perhaps Shorty h;is lost interest, but we 
noticed that he visited the hospital rather fre- 
qnently these few weeks, oh well, could be the 
beantiful nurses. 

Hadn't seen Florine quite so happy in years 
as when that young man from Texas dropped in 
for a brief stay. It must be true that maxim about 

We still wonder what possessed "Bo" and 
Showalter to bogin the day at six back when the 
year was an infant. 

Bob Hurt says he enjoyed the "Trip" he 
took last week fully a-; much as the eight upper- 
classmen who invited him. Better luck next time 

According to the opinions of some people 
there is only one girl here with Reel class. 

Jack seemingly goes for these Southern 

Note Caffee's change? No football, no books, 
no girl, no nuthin! 1 

We admire Ted's remarkable control - - off 
with the new love and on with the old, - - or visa 

We hear "Doc" Mathes correctly diagnosed 

and perscribed for his first patient How'd 

you feel G. B.? 

Again Gene leaves a fair heart waning 

come on over and give this Sadie a break. 

"Tweedy" seems to enjoy her gazin' art, or 
at least she is always talking about it, 

That little Butler Ghl from Hampton is 
throwing all the loose Senior men for a loss. Won- 
der which one will win ? 

Wonder why Kitty Allen hides the ring she's 
wearing - - - ashamed of him Kitty? 

Out on the campus in a little f ishie pool 

Swam a lotta little fishes and what else, Sis- 

Then there was the senior who made this 
brilliant contribution to Dr. Bennett's request 
for a definition of the mind "that which should 
be functioning now, but isn't. 

No more national defense on the campus. 
It's hose or sox - - or else. 

Anna Margaret where did you get a blue med- 
icine cabinet? Rather unusual, is it not? 

Sorry the two little girls in room nine were 

out of the room when but then life is like 


Wonder.why Jeff Cooper is so lonesome this 

Ask Nettie Mathes how she likes to spend 
week-ends at home 

It seems that Caffee and Nita have agreed to 
disagree again. 

Spraker has found another "little girl". 

Anita will be all smiles when Harold comes 
"a-courting"next Sunday. 

Seems the "late" students always get the 
breaks some of us envy you Sue 1 

Did everyone notice Ginny Burkett's "Blair- 
ing" the past week end? 

Hardin girls are trying to reach first period 
classes ten minutes early this year — Vernon's 
the big reason for their promptness. 

Glad to see "Cuz" come out of seclusion, but 
don't hibernate in the woods! 

Jean Allen stands accused of having an un- 
tidy mind - - unable to make it up. 

Where did 'Bud-Bud" spend the past week- 


by Mary Sue Ringstaff 

Edgar B. Landers Jr. 

Edgar Landers began his exist- 
ence in Akron, Ohio, in January, 
1921 His educational career was 
begun in the Elementary School 
of Shelbyville, Tennessee. He 
also attended Central High in 
Shelbyville, during which time he 
belonged to the Dramatic Club. 

His reason for coming to Mil- 
ligan was Nancy Cantrell and 
also his French teacher was a 
former student of Milligan. At 
college, he has belonged to the 
Dramatic Club and the Alpha 
Psi Omega. His major is Math- 
ematics and his minors are 
Chemistry and Biology. 

His hobbies are photography 
and tennis. His advice to fresh- 
men: Just remember, everyone 
of us was once a freshman, in- 
cluding the faculty. 

Edna Francisca Perez 

Edna Perez was born in Lares, 
Puerto Rica, in the year of 1922, 
and month of November, 

She began her school career in 
Lares and graduated from Lares 
High School in the year of 1938. 
She attend Polytechnic Institute 
in Puerto Rica for her first year 
of college, and went to the Uni- 
versity of Puerto Rica for her 
second year's work.Then she 
came to Milligan where she hopes 
to finish. 

Her major subject is Biology, 
with minors in Chemistry and 
Mathematics. At Milligan she 
has been a member of the Dra- 
matic Club, Glee Club, and 
Intramurals. In school in Puerto 
Rica she belonged to the Science 
Club and Glee Club. 

Her hobbies are horseback rid- 
ing and swimming. 

Her ambition is to be a doctor 
and to find a doctor. 



Se pt. 18, 1941 



By Sports Editors 



Bernie Webb 

Carries On 

During the absence of Coach 
Lacey the Buffalo Herd has been 
under the leadership of acting 
Head-Coach Bernie Webb. 

Coach Webb plaved four years 
of football under the Milligan 
colons. He was also a sparkplug 
in baseball and basketball , being a 
four year letter man in each. We 
feel Coach Webb has made an 
excellent start and commend him 
on his fine work and spirit. 


The Milligan College track 
team unoffically claimed the 
Smoky Mountain Conference 
track crown for the 1941 season 

Lead by Dagata and Childers 
the cindermen bowed only to the 
University of Tennessee winning 
the remainder of their meets in 
true Milligan style. 

New men earning the winged 
M were Ankeny.Sta'Iard, Daniels 
and Trotter. 

Girl's Intramurals 

With th? scheduling of the fol- 
lowing tournaments; trnnis, cro- 
quet, badminton, and archery;in- 
tramural activities are well under 
way. Anyone interested .--hould 
see the captain of the specific 
sport. We specially urge Fresh- 
men to participate. Come on* 1 
come all! 

Old intramural girls now are 
campaigning for new members 
I'oints will be given to each 
bringing in an active new mem- 
ber i 

Buffs Begin Grid Season 

On September 3, Miiligan's 
Buffaloes, 30 strong, went 
through theii initial workout of 
the current season. For two 
hours the Buffs underwent a 
series of "tough mr" treatments 
down on Daath Valley with a 
driving rain pelting them during 
the entire practice. 

Working without the services 
of Head Coach Steve Lacey, who 
is in a Johnson City hospital 
with a stomach ailment, the Buf- 
faloes went through the work- 
out under the watchful e\esof 
Acting Coach Bernie Webb, and 
his assistants Star Wood and 
Floyd Childers. 

Returning from last year's un- 
defeated and untied eleven were 
Co-captains "Bo" Brummitt and 
"Shorty" Williams, Bill Show- 
alter, J. E. Penny, Harry Par- 
due, and Garland Caffee, in the 
backfield, while the line has 
Blessing, Davis, Stallard, Lane, 
Addenbrook, Cure, and Gainer 

New men counted on to supply 
more power to the team are 
Abbott, Potter, Kilgore, Mullin.% 
Tipton, and Osborne in the 
backfield department, with th' 
forward wall looking to Maup n, 
Dav s, Hall, Fine, Starnes, and 
Bond for res rve strength. 

Miiligan's first game is with J 
Bluefield College at Norton, Vir- 
ginia, on Septrm! er 20. 

Tennis Championship 

Miiligan's Tennis team was 
declared Smoky Mountain Con- 
ference champions for the year 

Coach Thompson's men made 
an exceptionally good recod by 
winning six out of eight within 
conference competition. 

Highi-st of honors was deserved 
by Oris Hyder and special trib 
ute must be given him, captair 
and "No. 1" of the team. Or;: 
has been an exceedingly valuable 
man during his four years with 
the team. Last year, even though 
playing "No. 1 position", Oris 
beat all of his opponents in two 
straight sets. This is certainly an 
all time record and we commend 
Oris highly for his superb per- 

During the annual banquet 
held at the home of Frazier 
Cochrane III, Fred Creer was 
elected captain of the team for 

New men earning letters were 
Jack Britton and Fred Greer. 

Girl's Sports 

A marked enthusiam was not- 
ed at the first meting of the 
girls' intramural group on the 
afternoon of September 10. Inter- 
esting plans for the year 
were discussed and officers 
and captains were elected' 

An Intramural handbook was 
written by Allie Hyder 

Buffaloes Open 
Season With Bluefield 

Wise county football fans will 
witness the opening of the grid 
season. Coach Lacey's undefpat- 
ed and untied, Milligan Buffaloes 
will play Bluefield in Norton the 
night of September 20. 

Last year in the "Turkey Day" 
thriller the Buffs finished their 
season with a 42-2[ defeat over 

The little junior college rolled 
up a total of 21 points against the 
strong Milligan team. In contrast 
to the lone tally by King College 
prior to the final game of 1940 

Side-Line Notes 


Strange as it may seem. Eliza- 
bethan's only representative this 
year is Walter Maupin, former 
Georgia Bullpup Maupin prom- 
ises to be a terrific end ere the 
season wanes. Shelby Jctt quit 
the ranks for a "boots and sad- 
ble" job. 

PREDICTION ; That Coach 
Lacey's illne-s will serve as a 
stimulating effect that will carry 
ihe Buffs through its early sched- 
uled games. Also, his return will 
result in the same magical effect 
that it has had in the past. 
RESULT: The best spirited 
squad to represent our Buffaloes 
in years 

Let's everybody give them our 
whole hearted support. 

Hopes of another undefeated 
season are slowly diminishing but 
we can safely say the coaches will 
put another fighting Herd on the 
gridiron this season. 

The Buffalo Herd won't seem 
the same without Jett and Brad- 
shaw, behemoth, whose massive 
frames almost covered the entire 

(Continued on page 6) 





by Gave trotter 

"Frosh Slosh" 
Another paper, another column 
Another freshman looking solemn 
Tell me air, "Will I get doused"? 
"No, but you'll be powerboused." 

Another day, another scholar 
Another gal on third to holler 
"Hurry honey, there's the bell 
Hit the stairs and run like - well 1 

Another alarm, another guy 
Another sock, another tie 
Over to breakfast, back again 
Two more classes to attend. 

Another meal and then a job 
Another practice, another sob 
Exercise and recreation 
Oh! but yes, my education. 

Another biscuit, another steak 
Another hanky-pank to take 
Around the walk and under trees 
Palms to paddle in the breeze. 

Another picture just can't miss 
Another vain attempt to kiss 
Take it easy freshman chum 
Tomorrow another tune you'll 

Another book, another session 
Drink a coke and go to bed 
There're still another day ahead. 

"Hither and Thither" 
A Milligan bird flew clear to 

Teacher's College to date a girl. 

Believe it or not?? 

Back from the hospital Allie 

said the doctor kept her in stiches 

all the time. 

What comes duwn our creek? 
A button! Remember? What 
once was considered an offence 
will now be donated for defense 

Conjugate the verb see. See- 
saw - scene. There was plenty of 
them at the picnic Saturday! 
-Oh, well- Everyone has ups and 

Christian Endeavor 

Officers for the Young People 
Group, common ly <; <iC1i;i- 
i .n tnd: a. or, were elected at the 
closing meeting in the spring 

Officers elected were President, 
W. T. Mathes; Vice-president, 
Cathrine Allen; Secretary-Treas- 
urer. Maxine Blair. 

The spring election enabled the 
group to get off to a good start 
at the first meeting on September 
7. The program outlined the op- 
portunities offered by Christian 
Endeavor to the interdenomina- 
tional group on the campus. 

Meeting will be held at seven 
o'clock each Sunday evening in 
the Social Science Room. Every- 
one is invited to attend. 

Volunteer Band Report 

"There is a place of quiet rest, 
Near to the heart of God." 
There is for the student of 
Milligan, whether or not they are 
aware of it, a real "place of quiet 
rest." It is to be found on the 
third floor of the Administration 
building, in that small room cal- 
led the "Prayer Room," whose 
door always stands invitingly 

Perhaps the new students have 
noticed this room and wandered 
about it I know I did. But I 
wander no longer, for I have 
found out; this is our Prayer 
Room, it is not set aside for 
special occasions or for only privi- 
leged persons, but it was estab- 
lished there to fill the need of 
every Milligan student— the need 
of a place in which to be alone 
with God. 

The Prayer Room is the meet 
ing place of the student Volunt- 
eer Band, on Monday evenings at 
seven o'clock. This organization 
consists of a purely voluntary 
group who are seeking to grow 
spiritually as well as physically 
and mentally. Its idea is that be- 
fore one can do, one must be, and 
it strives to build Christian char- 
acter by keeping its Monday ni- 

ght meetings at the mountain top 
peak of inspiration. 

The Volunteer Band welcomes 
all who desire a real enrichment of 
their Christian lives, and hopes 
that sometime duriug the day, 
each student will find time to 
to spend a few moments in the 
Prayer Room for mediation and 
communion with God. 
All who do will assuredly discover 
that "prayer changes things." 

Sunday School Services 

The young women's Sunday 
School class met in the aud- 
itorium of the Hopwood Mem- 
orial Church Sunday morning, 
September 7. Miss Violet May, 
the former president of the class, 
acted temporarily as chairman 
during election of officers. Kay 
Sluder was elected president, 
Kitty Allen, vice-president, and 
Nell Slay, secretary- treasurer. 

Since Coach Lacy, the regular 
teacher of the class is ill, Mrs. 
Bowman taught the lesson. Her 
subject was, "Serving with what 
we have." 

Boys' Class 

The boys Sunday School Class 
met for their initial meet with 
Star Wood as teacher. Officers 
elected were president, Lawerence 
Gilliam; vice president, Dave 
Trotter; secretary, Mike Davis. 

Plans were for the future and 
Mr. Wood talked on Student Pos- 




¥ U^*e 

The Glee Club 

The Glee Club met on Thurs- 
day, September 9, and elected the 
following officers: 

President Kathyrn Davis 

Vice-Pres. Gene McNeeley 
Secretary June Farmer 

Treasurer W. T. Mathes 

We have enrolled several new 
members, and the club is still 
open for membership. If you en- 
joy singing—come every Tuesday 
and Thursday night. 

"Three may keep a secret 

if two are dead" 

Oh But Yes! 

Notice to expeditionary for- 
ces. Snipes are abundant this 
year. Good luck ! 

Addenbrook's afraid the girls 
will take thi? sugar rationing plan 
a little too literally. 

To Freshmen French students 
having trouble with pronuncia- 
tion, just grunt nasally and go 
on. Practice grunts similar to 
that of the Wiggily Piggy. 
Yes, Yes! 

Note from Lowell Cagle. He's 
busy wasting Uncle Sam's alum- 
inum on some gadget for wild 
Bill Norton to Fly In! 


'The way to a man's heart is 
through his stomach". Patsy is 
that why you sent Shorty that 
sandwich signed "With Love and 

Yezz indeed ! 

Many a case of love at first 
sightisdueto dim lights! He! 
He! He! laughs the old maid. 

Join Mermaid Club - Motto - 
"Don't Be Sunk BePre-Shruuk." 

Fish pool investigation. 

At special chapel Paul Breed- 
ing requested a blackout at the 
close of conference. Permission 
for a "black-out" was granted. 

"Business and pleasure don't 
mix" — Carlee 

"It's the Reel McCoy", says 
Sugar Cure. 

You Said It ! 

Student trend favors Brooklyn 
for world series opponent. On the 
series S0% think the yanks Will 
Win but 60% hope Brooklyn 

99% think Milligan will beat 
Bluefield. Find the radical guy. 

100% opinion of upper class- 
men that 50% of the freshmen 
are ready for the power house. 



Sept. IS, 1941 


(Continued from pape 4) 

In all respect to Harris of the 
Journal; we would like to say, 
"Milligan is not singing theblues 
in regard to the 1941 football 
season " The students and grid 
men realize that the best medi- 
cine for Coach Lacey is that Mil- 
ligan pep and will to win. 

We hope Alabamp, "Flashy 
back from Tuckhoe, Alabama,'" 
who is missing from practice 
due to an attack of appendicitis 
will soon be back in uniform. 

"Watch out for Teacher's" the 
surprise team of East Tenneseee. 

Last night the Milligan frosh 
fought the toueh Knoxville Cen- 
tral Bobcats to a 6-6 deadlock at 
Knoxville. Nice going Buffs 

Faculty Entertains 

(Continued from page 1) 
Not Enough Duggan 

Miss Frances Yearley 
Sante Fe Trail Vanchel 


Miss Nancy Cantrell 

The program was then con- 
cluded by Mr. Lodter playing 
several popular numbers on the 

Highlight of the evening was 
Mrs. Derthick's appearance and 
impromptu welcome at the aud- 

For the remainder of the even- 
ing, groups gathered for informal 
chats, or couples promenaded on 
the Triangle. The candle-lit re- 
freshment table was gracefully 
presided over by Mrs. Toby 
Nave, Misses Nancy Cantrell, 
and Elizabeth England. 


Continued from page 2) 
tinuous growth of the defense 
program provides assurances a- 
gainst any general and wide- 
spread recession. The dislocations 
caused by the shifts that are go- 
ing on, while severe in places, 
should be offset in the aggregate 
by the defense industry expan- 

Faculty Portrait 

(Continued from page 1) 

All of us are looking fo reward 
to the product ons of the drama 
department. Miss Childs, profes- 
sor of speech is in charge of 

The little professor with the 
big sense of humor who has mig- 
rated from the practical to the 
theoretical is Dr Bennett, who 
searches in the recesses of the 
mind for psychological facts. 

To all who have been here be- 
fore the phrases Miss Yearley 
and the music department are 
synonymous; to those who have 
not been so fortunate - - just fol- 
low your ears to third floor of 
the administration building; she 
will greet you with a smile. 

Dr. McCarroll is the energetic 
instructor of history. According 
to one freshman he is the teacher 
''who walked up and down the 
room twenty three times in the 
last twelve minutes of a lecture 
period." I mean that seriously 

In the field of elementary ed- 
ucation the important figure is 

Miss Dick ah, ah, how could 

I forget when the echoes of last 
summer's wedding bells are still 
audible I Husband Holly is start- 
ing his second year with us in 
the Economics department. 

Miss Angle, whose various and 
sundry interests lie chiefl}* in the 
field of art is again located on 
third floor. We hear more of her 
later for she brings us our art ex- 

You all know Dean Eyler 
whose interests seem equally well 
divided among coca colas and 
English Literature. To Dean 
Eyler goes the first vote of 
thanks for our moving picture 

Perhaps there has been an un- 
due amount of homesickness this 
year. We feel that an explana- 
tion lies in the fact that Coach 
Lacey, our best dispeller of gloom 
has not been among us. We miss 
you and are pulling for you, 

Professor Long, instructor of 
education, has made himself evi- 
dent already. He seems off fur a 

•zood start with his practice tea- 

The savory aroma coming from 
the Home E onomics cottage is 
due chierly to the efforts of Miss 
Brown, our professor of Home 

Professor Wood, the infant of 
the faculty seems to be doing 
well in the Freshman English clas- 
ses. At least we hear ro com 

Look out Puerto Ricans. Pro- 
fiS;or Lodter is teaching a class 
in the oo's & ah's of the Spanish 
language this year. He is also well 
known as Professcr of French. 

The business like professor who 
arranges for the girl's physical 
education classes is Mrs. Eyler. 

Our library is in the competent 
hands of Miss England, a definite 
proof that something besides dust 
and book-worms i^ found in our 

If you've not already seen 
yourself as others see you, it 
won't be long now for Professor 
Hyder, the good-natured bursar, 
spends his spare time taking can- 
did shots of life as it is lived at 

Should the methodical clack of 
typewriter keys intrigue you, find 
your way to Mrs. Nave. She is 
the instructor in secretarial 

There they are and we sin- 
cerely hope they are as crazy 
about us as we are about them. 

Pre-Med Club Elects 

The Milligan College Pre-Med 
Club held its fiist meeting for 
the 1941-42 school term at 7:30 
o'clock Monday evening, Sep- 
tember 8,1941. 

Officers elected to serve for 
the first semester were: 
W. T. Mathes President 

Lawrence Gilliam Vice-President 
Floyd Childers Sec. -Treasurer 

The program committee for 
this term is as follows: Floyd 
Chilaers, Lawrence Gilliam, John 
Hall, and Burton Shook. 

Plans for the coming year 
were discussed. A program is to 
be presented every time the club 

(Continued on next column) 

Star Wood 

(Continued from page 1) 

Pound, and Coeburn Virginia 
and Elizsbethton, Tennessee. He 
came back to Milligan for a 
season as assistant to Coach 
Lacey in football and as the 
head of the service scholarship 
department. Leaving Milligan, 
Mr. Wood finished his work for a 
M. A. Degree at the University 
of Tennessee. He then went to 
Appalachian State Teachers Col- 
lege at Boone, X C. as associate 
professor of English. During this 
time Mr. Wood married. 

From Appalachian State, Mr. 
Wood came to Milligan to re- 
place Professor Long as associate 
professor of English- 
Prof. Long was shifted to the 
head of the educational depart- 
ment and Dr. Bennett, whom he 
replaced took over the depart- 
ment of psychology to succeed 
Dr. McCurdy who left Milligan 
to accept a position at Meredith 
College for Women in Ealeigh, 
North Carolina. 

The students and faculty of 
Millizaa College feel that the 
addition of Mr. Wood to the 
faculty will be of great value to 

Those of us who know Mr. 
Wood very well can truth! ully 
say that he is first of all a man 
and one to be highly valued as a 
friend. He has the spirit of Mil- 
ligan in him for he is kind and 
considerate of others and always 
most willing to be of service to 
anyone who needs him. 

Star, Milligan says "Hats off 
to a grand fellow". We wish you 
the best of luck this year and 
from then on out. 

Pre-Med Club 

meets when we do not have a 
visiting doctorfor a speaker. The 
programs will include discussions 
of medicine and science as well 
as other topics in the general 
field of medicine. 

Initiation is to be held soon 
for all those persons desiring to 
enter the Pre-Med Club and ac- 
cepted by the club for member- 


Published Semi-Monthly By The- Students 

VOL. 7. 




The Chapel 

Dr. Gambill 

Dr. Gambill, pastor of the. 
First Methodist Church of John- 
son City, was chapel speaker, 
Tuesday September 23. 

Dr. Gambill spoke from Jere- 
miah 6.16 — Thus saith the 
Lord, Stand, ye in the ways, and 
see, and ask for the old paths, 
where is the good way, and walk 
therein, and ye shall find rest for 
your souls. 

He pointed out that we young 
people are too prone to ignore old 
people and their ideas and cling 
to that which is new, accepting it 
merely on its merit of being 
new. We are prone to discard the 
old too rapidly and accept the 
new at face value, and in our 
haste to rid ourselves of the old 
things we lose some things that 
are wonderful. 

The most precious new thing 
that we have cannot be replaced. 

(Continued on page 6) 

Milligan College Hour 

Into the quiet of the Sunday 
afternoon steals an interlude of 
organ music known as the Mil- 
iigan College Hour. About three 
years ago Professor Edward G. 
Lodter introduced this custom 
which has attracted wide spread 

One Friday afternoon late in 
December Professor Lodter was 
giving a program of organ music, 
and Professor Hyder conceived 
the idea of having the program 
broadcast. It was in the days 
when WJHL was young; some- 
thing was needed to insure the 
success of the station - something 
that would stir up community 
interest. So it was with gratitude 
that WJHL broadcast its first 
Milligan College Hour the follow- 
ing Sunday afternoon. Since 
that eventful day the college stu- 
dents and neighboring towns 
look forward to the program as 
one of the most interesting and 
most popular broadcasts of the 


Professor Lodter plays his own 
arrangement of selections from 
both classical and popular music. 
The program comes from the 
Milligan chapel with Professor 
Lodter at the console of the 
George W. Keys Memorial organ. 

The organ, a memorial to 
George W. Keys, presented by 
his wife, is one of the prize pos- 
sessions of the college. It was in- 
stalled in 1938 and is a two man- 
ual Wurlitzer theatre and con- 
cert pipe organ. On a plaque on 
the side of the organ is Mr. Keys' 
favorite poem which will be an 
inspiration for each of us. 

"My soul may never gain the prize 

it covets so, 
It may never reach the gates of 

Paradise at sunset s glow, 
But I have faith that in the ocean 

blue at set of sun 
I shall be judged by what I ve tried 

to do and not by that I've done." 

Freshmen Girls Initiated 

Milligan's freshmen girls were 
perhaps a little late being initia- 
ted into the proper modes of at- 
titude and conduct, but Tuesday 
evening, September 23, at six 
o'clock the former girls went into 
details on the question. 

Freshmen, some with escorts 
and others — well, just according 
to the inclination of the Big Sister 
and past behavior of the fresh- 
men— p'raded the triangle. Many 
were content to play with some 
favorite toy brought from home 
to cheer their idle hours while at 
Milligan; others much preferred 
the quiet and platitude of the fish- 
pool where for this one night of 
nights they could play with the 

goldfish though one girl tried 

it earlier this fall, with fatal 
results —some few spent the hour 
entertaining conference couples 
with nonsensical verses and songs 
from their Life's Collection, but 
the majority of the girls were to 
(Continued on page 6) 



OCT. 9. 1941 



Published bi-weekly by the students of Milligan 


Subscription Price Sl-00 per year 


Editor — — — — — — Charles Akard 

Junior Associate Editor — — David Trotter 
Feature Editors — — Gilda Bernie, Mary 

Sue Ringstaff, Kathryn Davis. 
Sports Editor — — — — Jack Ankeny 

Girls' Sports — Elizabeth Franklin, Kitty Alleu 
Reporters — — Lawrence Gilliam, Nell Slay, 
Doug Riddle, Virginia Burke, Doug King, 
Jean Mitchell, June Farmer, Lucy Shaw, 
Velma Darbo, Patsy Stallard, Mildred 
Reel, Mary Hawkins, Steve Bowen. 
Contributor — — — — Prof J. F. Holley 

Circulation Managers — G. C. Hayes, Duane 

Typists — — Lake Johnson, Gene McNeeley. 


Director of Printing A. W. Gray 

Assistant - - - Mrs. A. W. Gray 

Type setters: Charles Akard, Archie Gray, 

Phyllis Gray, Ruth Gray, Steve Bowen, 
Fred Greer, Carl Matherly, John Davis. 

This publication endeavors to foster the ideals 
for which the student body is ever striving: 
namely, higher scholarship, cleaner sportsman- 
ship, and finer comradeship. It endeavors to rep- 
resent the school in all its aspects and to print, 
in an accurate and engaging way, everything of 
news interest concerning it. 


Wear Your Tag to the Pep Meet- 
ing Tonight! 6:45 

"Around The World" 
Tomorrow Night, 8:oo 

President Derthick Will Speak 
In Chapel Saturday. 

Be on the lookout for the opening session of the 
Forum Club. Inquire about it Freshmen, - Prof. 
Holly is in charge. 

Boys' Party This Year!! 

For the Orange and Black! 
Take a Bus to Carson Newman! 

The Need for Imagination 

There are some people who question whether 
a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush; 
whether two and two always makes four; and if 
a stitch in time really does save nine. If you are a 
Missourian at heart, well and good, for you are 
the hope of the world. Do not hold your imagi- 
nation in chains, for if you let it go free it will 
bring you as a reward treasures of which you can 
never be robbed. 

Is communication with the other world pos- 
sible? Is there life on any of the other planets? 

Think about these questions some of the 
times when your hands are busy and your mind 
is not; ask yourself other questions too. Though 
you may not reach a satisfactory conclusion in 
your own mind, at least you have gained by ex- 
ploring fields a little out of the usual. Some day 
the answers will be found; spirit communication 
will be proved or disproved, vessels for exploring 
space will be invented — and by whom? By 
people with imagination, people not afraid to 
leave the beaten path. It is through imagination 
and freedom of thought that man's greatest ad- 
vances have been made; by the questioning 
minds of today, tomorrow will be built. 

Stampede Those Eagles! I ! 

Our School 

We are back at school again; we are togeth- 
er, typical American youth at a typical small col- 
lege. But is that everything? We all feel. I think, 
that there is something special about us. 
Our beautiful campus, our high scholastic 
standards, our fine faculty, and our fine football 
team perhaps accounts for this feeling. More than 
anything else though, the attitude of friendliness, 
companionship, and cooperation among the stu- 
dents accounts for the fact that school spirit is 
more alive here than in most schools. Our college 
gives us many advantages and opportunities for a 
broader, fuller life; in return for all she does for 
us, let us give her freely of our enthusiasm, loy- 
alty, and love. 


by J. F. HOLLY 


Bluefield at Norton 
Teachers here 

Georgetown there 
Carson Newman there 
Tenn. Wesy. there 
Tusculum Homecoming 
King there 

Concord here 

Sept. 20 

Sept. 27 

Oct. 4 

Oct. 18 

Oct. 25 

Nov. 1 

Nov. 8 

Nov. 15 

The Spectre of Inflation 

Inflation occurs when there is 
an increase in the quantity of 
money which is not accompanied 
by a corresponding increase in 
production. The net effect of 
such an increase of money is an 
increase in prices which naturally 
reduces the purchasing power of 
a given unit of money. Inflation 
is dreaded by many groups; such 
as those with fixed incomes, and 
the threat of inflation is an ab- 
omination to their spirits. On the 
other hand, business men, among 
others, often prefer a mild form 
of inflation because of its stim- 
ulus to business and trade 
through increanng prices. 

At present we are experiencing 
an inflation problem. Since June, 
1940, the United States Congress 
has authorized and appropriated 
more than §56,000,000,000 for 
defense. This increase in mont^y 
and the accompanying shift of 
workers and plants into defense 
production, and the curtailment 
of the production of consumers 
goods has brought about a situ- 
ation in which the demand for 
consumer goods is outrunning 
the supplies of such commodities. 
Prices have risen (1S% in the 
past year) in response to the de- 
mand and without stringent con- 
trols will probably undergo great- 
er increases. 

The Roosevelt administration 
has sought to remove the threat 
of inflation and the White House 
group has advanced several pol- 
icies aimed at price controls. One 
important factor in this program 
is the attempt to reduce consum- 
er purchasing power. The 
assumption being that much of 
the "excess" money will be re- 
moved from normal trade chan- 
nels and consumer demand will 
be unable to increase greatly. 
The reduction of purchasing 
power has been attempted in 
three main ways: 

1. Increased taxes. The new 
S3, 500,000,000 tax bill is expec- 
ted to drain off part of the in- 
creased incomes. 

(Continued on page 6) 

OCT. 9, 1941 





These past few weeks have been mighty 
strenuous, and Ole Buffalo has nearly staggered 
under the burden of keeping tab on you guys and 

gals slow up there and do a little studying 

for a change. 

Suppose most of the girls have noticed and 

favor Mullins and Spraker's co-operation at 

least Floogie does. 

Funny some people do things and are never 

conscious of them for instance, alienation of 


We nominate Bobby Addenbrook as an A-l 
heart balm. 

The "Power House" is really encouraging 
new couples this year in a forceful way. 

Here's to the latest campus favorite -- Little 

More power to you, Daisy Mae. 

Miss Childs should have been present at the 
Freshman initiation - - Quite a bit of talent was 

Ed, we hear you are not overly fond of South 
American music - - What about thit! ! 

So opposites still attract, don't they Mike? 

The freshmen girls really believe in prepared- 
ness -- -^ We counted seven umbrellas Tuesday 

Sweet Sue, we like you. 

Wonder why we think of the Swiss Alps 
when we see Helen Reed? 

We admire Alabama Lee's devotion to our 
beloved coach. 

Have you heard of Georgia Hilt's dual per- 

We admire "Reel" sportsmanship. 

The Herd has heard Milligan is to lose one 
of her most winsome seniors. How about it, Net? 

Newest and best looking of the latest cam- 
pus conples The vote is unanimously in fa- 
vor of Anita and Handsome Bill. 

A certain senior has recently joined the Mil- 
ligan Kitcheneers. Whatcha say, Jocko? 

Why does it thrill Imogene Odum so much 
to go home? 

Seems the boys would wake up to the fact 
that there's a lovely Nordic with a lonely heart 

right here on the campus, - -- place? The 


Morrell, we believe if you'll ask her for one 
more date she'll break down. 

Jeff, do you talk in your sleep? 

FLASH ! Caffee and Nita have agreed again 

Coach Britton has switched to brunettes - - 
nice going, Jack. 

The ghost walks at midnight - - - so do four 
little girls, just to hear the Moonlight Sonata. 

For perking, see Sue Thompson. 

Whassa matter Warren, we liked you and 
that Cutest Little Noblett? 

Dorothy and that convertable go well to- 

'Nita loses no time in developing tennis 
champs - - - how's your game Dick? 

Same song, same tune, repeat the first verse! 

How's the new Spanish teacher Faust, and 
what about the French now Blanca? 

Then there was the gal who went to the den- 
tist and reported a boring time. 

Seen: Larry Gilliam enroute to Freshmen 
lab with a chemistry manual in one hand and a 
hammer in the other. Do you s'pose he took lit- 
erally the adage ol "hammering" knowlege into 
one's head? 

Warren Gilbert who do you think you are? - 
- Bing Astaire or Fred Crosby? 

Hale and mysterious phone calls seem to be 
synonymous. Whatcha say for yourself Floogie? 

Oh -oh- Jeff- We're gonna tell Dorricott. 
Whatcha say Freddie? 

Nita and Dick declare that the weather man 
has gone "goofy". Buckshot rained from heaven! 

It's a ducky story, but what watery attraction 
does the fishpool hold for "Mose" and "Chink"? 

Steve B. has such difficult "hitch-hiking 
problems" that it would take a psychology prof. 
to figure them out. Elementary, My dear Wat- 

Get Hawkins to tell you about Addenbrook's 
past, present, and future. How about it, Mary? 

Duane Cross seems to be the man of the 
conference hour now with Patsy. 

"Bo" continues giving his heart-to-heart 
talk to a freshman. Is it for "better or for worse"? 

"Bud-Bud", are those socks to keep your 
feet warm. 

We hear Childers has a "problem child" at 
Happy Valley. 

It was reported that Alabama "Crosby" has 
been giving free concerts about the campus. 

Why does Nettie run outside every time an 
airplane flies over Hardin Hall? It could be those 
"airmail-specials" from Le Citadel. 

Why did Jocko borrow a rope last week? 
Could "Bud-Bud" be in danger? 


G. C. Hays, Jr. 

G. C. Hays began living at 
Indian Springs, Tennessee on 
July 27, 1919. At the age of five 
he entered Indian Springs Gram- 
mar school and after eight years 
of toiling found himself riding a 
school bus to Blountville High 

It was at Blountville he re- 
ceived the nickname of "Jocko", 
established himself as captain 
of a fine high school team, played 
some football and belonged to 
the Hi Y Club. 

"Jocko" selected Milligan as 
his favorite school and while here 
he has taken active part in bas- 
ketball, being captain his junior 
year, acted as coach of the girls' 
basketball squad, and been a 
member of the "M" Club. His 
major is History with English 
and Social Science as minors. 

"Jocko's" ambition is to be a 
basketball coach and as hobbies 
he prefers dancing, listening to 
the radio, and courting. 

For the benefit of the Fresh- 
men he says: "Stay in there and 

Jean DeNise Mitchell 

On March 11, 1921, Lenoir 
City, Tennessee was the birth- 
place of another Milligan senior. 
After eighteen months of child- 
hood experiences in Lenoir City, 
Loudon, Tennessee was selected 
(Continued on page 6) 



0;T. 9, 1941 



By Sports Editors 


Side-Line Notes 


Betcha my last set of red flan- 
nels and two bits worth of jelly 
beans the Buffaloes go undefeat- 
ed (Who said that?). The line 
forms on the right and you may 
please leave your red flannel. 1 - 
and jelly beans with Bill "Creaky' 
Carrico. Brrr 


The speedy substituting of 
Bluefield players throughout the 
game, by Coach Lotito caused 
one to wonder if a track meet 
wasn't in progress. Incidentally, 
Coach Lotito also tutors the track 
team. Well, Could Be. 


Everybody was glad to see the 
newcomers get a chance to show 
off in the Bluefield game. Over- 
looked last year was the fact that 
the Herd's second team perform- 
ed so capably as to give the first 
team adequate rest for a power- 
ful last half drive. Let's go, Fresh- 

Looming high on the horizon 
so early in the sea-son, are the 
Carson-Newman Eagles who are 
vowing to the last - - that they 
will not have their wings clipped 
two years in succession by those 
mean Buffaloes. They look like 
the team to beat for the confer- 
ence title. 

We want to congratulate Nor- 
ton officials for the excellent 
manner in which they handled 
their first big college event. The 
affair was a huge success and we 
suggest such an affair be held 
there annually. The drawing card 
would benefit future enrollment 
at Milligan. 

(Continued on page 6) 


Interchangable in the Seven Blocks of Granite 

Buffaloes Handicapped 

By Mud 

Loss Is First Since 

The Buffalo gridiron squad 
motored to Georgetown, Ken- 
tucky last week seeking their 
thirteenth consecutive victory 
and there on Saturday evening 
lost to the Georgetown College 
Tigers by the heartbreaking score 
of 7-6. 

The game proved to be the un- 
lucky thirteenth for the Buffaloes 
because in spite of being the 
superior team they failed to cross 
the double stripes with the neces- 
sary margin. The boys played in 
four inches of mud and displayed 
great offensive power all through 
the game until they came within 
the shadows of the goal posts. It 
was in this neighborhood they 

The Tigers made only two first 
downs compared with twelve for 
Milhgan. Their touchdown was 
the result of a pass after a block- 
ed punt and then they converted 
for the extra point. Milligan's 
lone score came in the second 
quarter culminating a down field 
(Continued on page 6) 

Buffaloes Trample 

The Thundering Herd, repre- 
senting Milligan's 1941 gridion 
machine, made a successful debut 
September 20. with an impressive 
21-0 victory over Bluefield Col- 
lege. The battle took place at 
Norton, Va. in the heart of the 
region that has sent so many ath- 
letes to Milligan in recent years. 

Obviously shaky at the start 
the 1940S. M. C. champs soon 
settled down, and with co-captain 
Bo. Brum mitt in the driver's seat 
soon broke the ice with the first 
touchdown of the season. The 
"other half", co-captain "Shorty" 
Williams converted to make it 

There was another score in the 
second quarter when Bill Sho- 
walter arched a 35 yard pass into 
the waiting hands of "Red" 
Blessing who cut over into the 
end zone. Williams again con- 
verted and the score at the half 
was 14-0. 

Bluefield was held in check the 
remainder of the contest by the 
surprisingly strong Buffalo line. 
Ed Kilgore entered the game and 

(Continued on next column) 

Showalter, Blessing, 
Penny, Maupin Score 

Milligan's record breaking 
stride did not falter as the Buf- 
faloes trampled Teacher's College 
28-0, September 27, at Roosevelt 

Big Bill Showalter plunged a- 
cross the dual stripes in th« first 
quarter to score the first touch- 
down. From then on Teacher's 
College was not in the ball game. 
A pass from Kilgore to Maupin 
plus a twenty-seven \ ard jaunt, 
scored again for the orange and 
black. Penny scooted around 
from the ten yard line to score 
the third tally. In the third 
period Abbott blocked a kick be- 
hind the Bucs goal line to score 
a safety and two more points. 
The final touchdown occurred 
when Showalter took the kick off 
after the safety and returned it 
to the 32. He passed for 17 yards 
to the 15 and Capt. Bo 
Brummitt shot through the line 
for five. A pass to Blessing gave 
the Buffaloes their last touch- 

Milligan's seven blocks of 
granite allowed only one first 
down against them, while the 
backs took care of the Bucs pass- 
ing threat. 

"Little Jack" Osborne broke 
bose for an S9 yard goal line 
jaunt only to be called back to 
nullify the brillant dash. 

set up the final touchdown with 
a 20 yard pass to Maupin, soph 
end. On the first play Brummitt 
smashed over from the 6. Wil- 
liams again split the uprights and 
Milligan had notched their 11th. 
consecutive victory without de- 

OCT. 9, 1941 



loot Prints 


"Dem Bums" 

Game time! Noise and din 
Davis and Ruffing in the pen 
Lets go Curt you gotta win 
For Brooklyn. 

First game, Yankee fans are tense 
Gordon hits against the fence 
Fiatbushers then began to wince 
For Brooklyn. 

Davis just allowed six hits 
Those six gave the Dodgers fits 
Couldn't catch em in their mitts 
For Brooklyn. 

Second game, boy is Wyatt hot 

Dem Bums knock ball out of the 


Same old pepper cries the mob 

From Brooklyn. 

Medwick just began to clout 

Then they knocked ol' Chandler 


Durocher'd smile and then he'd 


For Brooklyn. 

Ebbetts field for number three 
And series biggest tragedy 
Ball hit Fitz upon the knee 
Oh Brooklyn! 

Umpire called one strike a ball 

Leo then began to stall 

He thought they ought to call em 


For Brooklyn. 

Let's go bums it's number four, 
Casey pitched amid the roar 
Owen dropped the ball and more 
For Brooklyn. 

Fifth game Wyatt back again 
Dodgers all begin to grin 
Good ol' Whit he's bound to win 
For Brooklyn. 

But Yankee bats are hard to stop 
They win again and hit the top 
And still they funnel soda pop 
At Brooklyn. 

Wait'll next year, that's the cry 
Bums will win without a try 
Sounds off every other guy, 
From Brooklyn. 

'M"Club In Action 

Last Wednesday night the 
Buffalo lettermen invited six new 
men to attend their weekly meet- 
ing. The chief interest centered 
around these new members, let- 
termen of last fall, because it 
marked the beginning of their 
initiation which will lead to the 
honor of wearing an "M" upon 
their chest. 

In case you may not recognize 
these boys for a few days we 
wish to introduce the following 
boys in the official sport they 
earned their letter: Burcbell 
Stallard, and Morris Daniels 
track: Garland Caffoy and Harry 
Pardue, baseball; Fred Greer 
and Jack Britton, tennis. 

Uniforms Ordered 

The boys and girls M clubs 
are sponsoring a drive for cheer- 
leader uniforms. The price of 
the suits is forty dollars, and as 
yet but half the sum has been 

Personal contributions and the 
returns of several movies are the 
only means the club is using to 
attain the goal A list of the con- 
tributors is to be posted on the 
bulletin board in the administra- 
tion building. 

The uniforms have been or- 
dered from the Knoxville Athletic 
House, and are expected to make 
their initial appearance at the 
Carson-Newman game Friday, 
October 17. 

Alpha Psi Omesa 

The Eta Lambda of the Alpha 
Psi Omega met October 3 under 
the leadership of Edgar Landers. 
Plans for amending the constitu- 
tion in regard to entrance require- 
ments were discussed. The club 
this year will be under the follow- 
ing officers: 

President - - Edgar Landers 
Vice-President - - N. T. Mathes 
Secretary Emma Good 

Treasurer John Hall 

The Milligan College Pre-Med 
Club has launched a series of 
programs for this semester which 
promise to be very interesting. 
The first program in this series 
was given on Monday evening, 
September 29 under the direction 
of Lawrence Gilliam. 

The program consisted of the 
analvses of the new developments 
and advancements in the use of 
the sulfa compounds. New and 
interesting material on the va- 
rious degrees of success obtained 
in treating infantile paralysis, 
tuberculosis, and gonorrhea with 
these compounds was presented 
by Frank Johnson and Lawrence 
Gilliam. The tyclotron, atom 
smashing machine, invented and 
developed by Dr. Ernest Law- 
rence of the University of Cali- 
fornia, was thoroughly discussed 
in connection with its importance 
to tuberculosis treatment. 

Under the new series of pro- 
grams launched the club will be 
treated to discussions of new 
developments in the field of med- 
icine and to talks by some of the 
leading doctors in the vicinity. 

Volunteer Band Report 

At a recent meeting of Volun- 
teer Band, new officers were 
elected for the semester. They 
are as follows: president, Kay 
Sluder; vice president, Dick Law- 
son; secretary and treasurer, 
Anna Margaret Guinn; song 
leader, June Farmer; pianist, 
Kathleen McKenzie; reporter, 
Velma Darbo. 

The first program given by 
the new officers under the lead- 
ership of Dick Lawson, was a 
picture presentation of Hof- 
fmann's head of the Boy Jesus. 

A project of the Volunteer 
Band will be to sponser the de- 
votional pamphlet, the Upper 
Room. It appears in quarterly 
issues. Any one who wishes to 
order for this quarter, beginning 
October 1, see Professor Carpen- 




Warning — Landers, stay out of 
town! There's a rolling pin miss- 
ing from the kitchen. 

Georgetown— A good example 
of mud-slinging. Some of the 
boys are still "muddering they 
were muddled". 

Virginia— Back in an hour. 
Gone to lunch. 


Jordan says, Cheese it, the gat 
was loaded! 

Alabama will be blooming most 
any time now. 

Sorry yours truly can't name 
the day. 

From now on, cooperate and call 
the social hour something besides 
conference. Jocko calls it "com- 
munication osscilation". 

Answers were really on the tip 
of the tongue at the girls initia- 
tion. Proper or improper. 

Blessing — Only one course for 
dinner tonight? 

Mrs. B — Yes dear, steak 
caught fire, fell into the dessert 
and I used the soup to put it out. 

Come in boys, a lovely way 
You washed the windows 

Getting ready for things to come? 
Sure, we know, you ain't so 

But all in fun this initiation 

Just a sor-ta invitation 

The real aim is a life fourfold 

Keep on striving to reach the 



Both beautiful and dumb 
My true love must be 
Beautiful so I'll love her 
And dumb so she'll love me. 

"Izzy Ozzie"? 



OCT. 9, 1941 

Who's Who 

(Cont'nued from page 3) 

as her second home and here her 
school career began. Later John- 
son City became her habitat and 
here she graduated from Science 
Hill high school. 

While in high school she was 
a member of the Dramatic and 
Latin Clubs, the Girls' Reserve, 
and helped with the school pa- 

Miss Mitchell came to Milli- 
gan for further study in Dra- 
matics As a Milliganite she has 
played an active role in dra- 
matics, belonging to the Milligan 
College Players and the Alpha 
Fsi. Her major is English with 
minors in history and Kpeecli. 

She plans to teach speech with- 
out the intention of being an old 
maid school teacher. Jean's fav- 
orite past time is keeping scrap 

Hermotto: "Such is the way 
of life." 

Freshmen Girls Initiated 

(Continued from page 1) 
be found sitting gazing in goggle- 
eyed wonder at that boy they'd 
pointed out to their freshmen 
friends as "the one". 

After the tinkle of the con- 
ference bell had sent the heart- 
throbs on their scholarly way, 
the girls congregated in the par- 
lors of Hardin for the season's 
most serious discussion. 

Detectives Watsonand Watson 
had gathered some most convinc- 
ing evidence, and the freshmen 
under the piercing eye of Judge 
Hale, and shrewd statements of 
D. A. Allen faltered, fumbled, 
and failed. They simply could not 
defend themselves against the 
criminal accusations of why they 
were freshmen, why they studied, 
why they stepped in and took 
Pardee sheiks, from whom other 
girls had craved a bit of atten- 
tion for years. 

Then, as human nature goes, 
the upper classmen became for- 
giving and feeling that perhaps 
their treatment had been a little 
harsh, gave as consolation a pro- 
gram befitting the mentality of a 
oollege freshman. Being under- 


'ontin'"^ frn**i pace 2 ) 

2. Savings The government 
has attempted to persuade people 
to save their money. To expedite 
this program the government, is 
selling defense bonds, stamps and 
tax anticipation notes. 

3. Control of consumer cred- 
it- The Federal Reserve Board 
has placed controls on install- 
ment buying and on the oper- 
ation of loan companies. 

These measures alone are as- 
sumed to be inadequate for the 
prevention of inflation; accord- 
ingly OPACS has fixed the prices 
of certain commodities. There is 
now an administration backed 
bill in congress which proposes 
theerectiun of a ceiling on all 
price rises. Heretofore, all con- 
trols have been adopted only 
where the industry concerned is 
in agreement with OPACS The 
new bill will give the full power 
of control to the administration. 

Undoubtedly prices will under- 
go greater increases in the future 
unless more formal steps are 
taken which will insure us against 
price rises. The Congressional bill 
mentioned above is in all prob- 
ability a step in the right direc- 
tion. Its immediate passage is 
necessary if inflation is to be 

In The Chapel 

(Continued from page 1) 

Dr. Oambill said. That is our 
bodies, the mind and spirit there- 
in are the only onps we can hope 
for. It is important that we con- 
sider the care we must take of 
our mind, body, and spirit. Each 
can be patched but not replaced. 
Our great heritage, Dr. Gam- 
hill said, is that God is calling 
the youth of today to rethink the 
whole plan of society, and if our 
world is to have rest of mind, 
our bodies must serve a normal 
course of life; be always in touch 
with God and give to the world 
a people with the self-considered 
way of wholesome living. 


Thirty days hath September 
April, June, and November 
All the rest have 31 
Unless you hear from Washing- 

Bye now ! 

standing, it was realized that on 
the first year away from home 
most of all one misses mother's 
nightly nursery rhymes, and 
knowing that no one could inter- 
pret them just as mother the 
upper classmen gave the modern 
collegiate versions in pantomime. 
The party ended with the 
social chatter and refresh- 
ments. For freshmen we say, 
Hats off to you; you're among 
the best, we admire your sports- 
manship and recognize your spirit 
as truly Milligan. 

Beverley Carr 

Beverley Carr, talented young 
pianist of Tazewell, Tennessee, 
and student of Alton Jonesat the 
Julliard Institute of Musical Art 
in New York City, was guest ar- 
ti.-t during chapel Monday, Sep- 
tember 22, at which time he pre- 
sented the following program: 

Sonato in E, Op. 27 No. 1 

Adagio - Allegro; 

Rhapsodie G. Minor, Brahms, 

The Prophet Bird, Schumann; 

Rondo Caprissiose, 


The Lodters Entertain 

On Saturday morning Septem- 
ber 27, we were fortunate to have 
Miss Juliette Lodter, Milligan 
graduate with us, who with 
her brother, Professor Edward 
G. Lodter presented a program 
at two pianos. The selections 
played were two very popular 
with the student body, "The 
Blue Danube", (Strauss) and 
"Dark Eyes", a Russian Folk 

Rev. Dever Speaks 
Rev. Lonnie Dever, pastor of 
the Church of Christ in Erwin 
was guest speaker Tuesday, Sep- 
tember 30. He chose for his sub- 
ject, "What is the Value of the 
Human Soul?". 

Rev. Dever pointed out that 
in the intense materialistic age 
in which we live, it is important 
(Continued on next column) 

Niilligan - Georsetown 

(Continued from page 4) 

drive and a twelve yard pass 
from Ed Kilgore to Penny in the 
end zone. We failed to convert 
thus breaking our unbeaten 

In spite of the loss we are still 
proud of our team and are look- 
ing forward to a successful season, 
hoping our Buffaloes will be 
ready for their on-coming foes. 


(Continued from page 4) 


To Charles Dagata, one of Mil- 
ligan's greatest athletes and a 
swell ''guy". He gave much and 
the spiiit was still there even to 
the point of departure. See you 
next year "Yank" and adios. 

Milligan College Players 

The Milligan College Players 
met Friday night October 3 in 
the auditorium. The meeting was 
called to order by the president, 
Kay Sluder, and then turned the 
program over to the program 
chairman, Jean Mitchell. 

Tryout, consisting of a short 
memorized readings and im- 
promptu pantomimes, were held; 
and sixteen students took part. 
There was a variety of talent 
and the program was enjoved by 

The meeting adjourned and 
will meet again on the first Fri- 
day in November. 

that we ask ourselves this prac- 
liral question. 

Eight points or criteria for 
evaluation were given and elab- 
orated on, namely: Who made 
it? How is it made? Durability? 
Patent right? Explanation? 
Value in age? Utility? Owner's 
original value? 

He explained the vital impor- 
tance in each step of evaluation, 
finally concluding that there is 
nothing we can give in exchange 
for our soul. 


Pubtiahed Semi-Monthly By The Students 

VOL. 7. 



Who's Who Among Students In American Universities And Colleges 


rigin a 

nd PI 


Over nine years ago WHO'S 
about through the conception of 
an idea for national recognition 
for students, devoid of politics, 
initiation fees, and dues. 

The motivation of the project 
has been twofold. First, to honor 
students who are deserving and 
have accompli-hed a goal in col- 
lege by displaying merit. The 
emphasis of selection is put on 
the phase of extra curricular ac 
tivities and not on scholarship 

Annually a compilation of 
biographies of outstanding stu- 
dents in America is published. 
Only juniors and seniors in ad- 
vanced work are selected. Every 
phase of college activity is in- 
cluded in the book, and those 
students whose biographies are 
listed are the outstanding per- 
sonalities in their respective 


The selection of students is 
made in any way the various 
colleges may approve. In some 
cases committees are appointed; 
in others the Dean acts as chair- 
man of a blind committee. The 
six students elected to represent 
Milligan were voted upon by the 
entire faculty at a meeting called 
for that special purpose. 

W. T. Mathes, Jr. 
Coming to Milligan from 
Greenville, Tennessee, W. T. 
Mathes, a senior, has been a 
member of the tennis team since 
his sophomore year. While a jun- 
ior he was elected as the most 

(Continued on page 6) 

Top row: Kitty Allen Charles Akard Kathryn Davis 

Bottom row: Thomas A. Gray Aline Hyder W. T. Mathes 

Kitty Allen 
In the field of Athletics, Kitty 
Allen, a junior from Ocean View, 
Delaware, has also made a re- 
cord. During both her sophomore 
and junior years she has been as- 
sistant manager of Girls' Intra- 
murals; she is the Treasurer of 
the Girls' M Club and the girls' 
sports editor for the Stampede. 
Kitty was secretary of the sopho- 
more class and has been an officer 
in both Christian Erdeavor and 
Volunteer Band. This year she is 
junior chairman of the May Fes- 
tival and assistant in the physic- 
al education department. 

Charles Akard 
Charles Akard, a senior from 
Blountville, Tennessee, has made 
an outstanding record in ath- 
letics. He has played on the Var- 
sity basketball team for three 
years of attendance at Milligan. 
In hisjunior year he was co-cap- 
tain of the squad, and this year 
he is captain ; he is also a member 
of the baseball team. Charles is 
editor of the Stampede, vice 

president of the senior class, and 
is a member of the "M" Club. 

Kathryn Davis 
Kathryn Davis is a senior from 
Tazewell, Tennessee. She was the 
vice president of her freshman 
class, voted the mo.-t outstand- 
ing underclassman in her sopho- 
more year and has been a mem 
ber of the girl's trio and the Glee 
Club all four years. Kathryn is 
chairman of the Music commit- 
tee, a member of the script and 
executive committee and a fea- 
ture editor of the Stampede. This 
year she is a member of the 
Forum Club. 

Tom Gray 

Tom Gray, a ministerial stu- 
dent, is one of the few students 
at Milligan who has a scholastic 
record of straight A's. Tom is 
pastor of the second Christian 
Church in Johnson City, and 
during his three years at Milligan 
has been outstanding in religious 
work. He is a member of Chris^ 
tian Endeavor and Volunteer 

(Continued on next column) 


WHO'S WHO has four major 
purposes which are: 

1. An incentive for students to 
get most out of their college ca- 

2. A means of compensation for 
what the student has already 

3. A standard of measurement 
for students comparable to such 
agencies as Phi Beta Kappa and 
the Rhodes Scholarship Award. 

4. A recommendation to the busi- 
ness world. 


To be included in WHO'S 
WHO a student must have a 
combination of qualities listed 

Character is a prerequisite; the 
student's record before he entered 
college is considered and also his 
general reputation with faculty 
and students. 

Leadership in extra curricular 
activities such as athletics, so- 
ciety, religion, and student gov- 
ernment is considered more im- 
portant than the fact that he 
excells in scholarship only. The 
student must have potentialities 
of future usefulness to business 
and society. 

Band and was vice-president of 
the sophomore class. 

Aline Hyder 
Aline Hyder, who is a junior 
from Milligan College, Tennessee 
has been a member of the intra- 
mural group since her freshman 
year; she was the manager during 
her sophomore and junior years. 
Allie has been a member of the 
Glee Club all three years she has 
attended Milligan and this year 
is a member of the girls' trio. She 
(Continued on page 6) 



NOV. 15, 1941 



Published bi-weekly by the students of Milligan 


Subscription Price $100 per year 


lilclitor — — — — — — Charles Akard 

Junior Associate Editor — — Gelda Bernie 
Feature Editors — — Mary Sue Ringstaff, 

Kathryn Davis, Nell Slay. 
Sports Editor — — — — Jack Ankeny 

Girls' Sports — Elizabeth Franklin, Kitty Allen 
Reporters — — — — Lawrence Gilliam, 

Doug Riddle, Virginia Burkett, Doug King, 
Jean Mitchell, June Farmer, Lucy Shaw, 
Velma Darbo, Patsy Stallard, Mildred 
Reel, Mary Hawkins, Steve Bowen. 
Contributor — — — — Prof J. F. Holly 

Circulation Managers — G. C. Hayes, Duane 

Typists — — Lake Johnson, Gene McNeeley. 


Director of Printing A. W. Gray 

Assistant - - Mrs. A. W. Gray 

Type setters: Charles Akard, Steve Bowen, 

Phyllis Gray, Ruth Gray, John Davis, 

Fred Greer, Carl Matherly. 


This publication endeavors to foster the ideals 
for which the student body in ever striving; 
namely, higher scholarship, cleaner sportsman- 
ship, and finer comradeship. It endeavors to rep- 
resent the school in all its aspects and to print 
in an acculate and engaging way, everything of 
news interest concerning it. 


Homecoming Game This 
Afternoon! ! ! 

At 2 :30 o'clock this afternoon the Orange and 
Black BUFFALOES will close their season with 
the Concord Lions. We will also be celebrating 
our annual Homecoming and we wish to welome 
all alumni and friends at this game. 


You will also witness this afternoon the last 
gridiron performance of such Buffalo stars as 
co-captains Williams and Brummitt, Sugar Cure, 
Mike Davis, and Ted Alexander. These boys have 
given much to our school, and we'll miss you next 
year — may you all play the greatest game of 
your career! 

LOOKOUT! ! ! Basketball season is near. 

Revision of Neutrality Law 

The latest Gallup poll, taken since Congress 
began considering the revision of neutrality, 
found among American adults a ratio of 46 to 40 
per cent in favor of mounting guns on American 
ships and 54 percent in favor of supplying Britain 
and delivering those supplies. A college poll, how- 
ever, taken by the Student Opinion Surveys of 
America, indicates a definite isolationist sent- 
iment on the campuses of the country. In favor 
of changing the neutrality law so that American 
supply ships may be armed and sent into war 
zones were 42 percent, against the changing of 
the law were 51 percent, 7 percent remained un- 

In answer to the question, "What co you be- 
lieve is more important for the United States to 
try to do?" 14 percent replied, "Declare war and 
light," and 79 percent said, "Stay out and supply." 

Growing pessimism was discoveied concern- 
ing America's ability to avoid the conflict. Since 
1939 the Survey has kept tab on the college 
opinions in answer to the question, "Do you 
think the United States can stay out of war." 
Optimism has diminished steadily. In 1939, 68 
percent believed we could stay out; now, only 42 
percent think it possible to avoid entanglement 
in the conflict. 

These polls indicate plainly the college stu- 
dent's disagreement with the older part of the 
population. Instead of being more eager for im- 
mediate action the college student is conservative 
and shows more tendency to stand aside and let 
the European conflict solve itself. Reasons for 
the difference of opinion here may be: the college 
student knows that he and his generation, more 
than his elders, will have to bear the burdens of 
this war; youth's eternal radicalism is manifest- 
ing itself again, and the mind of the college stu- 
dent is less susceptible to propoganda which has 
been and is being used to sway national sentiment 
Be the reasons what they may, such are the fig- 



College Players Will 
Kind Lady" 

Friday night. Nov. 21, in the college auditor- 
ium the Milligan College Players will present the 
play "Kind Lady" by Edward Chodorov. The 
play concerns a wealthy old maid, art collector, 
Mary Herries, played by Kay Sluder, and a suave 
gentleman interested in art, Henry Abbott, play- 
ed by our own Basil Rathbone, David Trotter. 
His wife, Ada, is Yvonne Sharrett, and his busi- 
ness associates, Mr. and Mrs. Edwards and their 
daughter, Aggie by Robert Jesse, Jean Mitchell, 
and Doris Tweed. Peter Santard and Phyllis 
(Continued on Page 6) 


by J. F. HOLLY 


The national emergency has 
brought many problems to the 
front both in domestic and 
foreign affairs. The foreign sit- 
uation is beset with difficulties 
that defy analysis by this writer. 
The domestic scene is also com- 
plex and lines of demarcation arc 
quite blurred, but some conclu- 
sions regarding the future are 
evident if preset trends continue. 

For the past several months 
the nation has experienced labor 
troubles, price troubles, priority 
troubles, and tax troubles. If the 
present is at all indicative of the 
future the individual and the 
business man is in for even more 
of each of these troubles. The 
reasons for this conclusion aie 
many, and this article will at- 
tempt to set forth these reasons. 

In the first place piece-meal 
government, controls are not 
working well. In fact the whole 
system will soon collapse unless 
it is hastily bolstered by strong 
action from the administration 
and Congress. The patch work 
system of controls invites a 
vicious spiral of rising prices 
which can be prevented only by 
more stringent and adequate con- 
trols. The following will illustrate 
the ineffectiveness of our present 
controls. If railroad workers get a 
wage increase, then railroads will 
demand and get a rate increase, 
then industry's costs will increase 
and prices will be increased to 
meet the increased costs. The re- 
sult: another influence for infla- 

In the second place, President 
Roosevelt is unwilling to assume 
the controls necessary if we 
are to present the enumerated 
troubles. He is hesitating to a- 
dopt strike controls, is still wait- 
ing to apply effective price con- 
trols, and is unwilling to go the 
limit in priority control. 

Thirdly, Congress is unwilling 
to adopt effective price control 
measures. The House Committee 
which reported the price control 
bill failed to recommend regula- 
tions for wages and form prices - 
(Continued on pajfe 6) 

NOV. 15, 1041 





So Buffalo thought he'd get a day of rest 
with exams in view — but did you guys and gals 
lei up — nzver! Oh well, my little chickadees 
you've had your fun, but now to let the world 
know what you've been doing instead of joining 
the intelligensia. 

It seems to be a "shift 1-2" for some of these 
freshmen. Gals, why don't you make up your 
minds they aren't all herons 'cause they're on the 
foothall squad. (Remember basketball season is 
just around the corner.) 

Burk.'tt's decided lootball games, are com- 
paratively speaking, dull — Shall we contribute 
this fact to the crisp November nights. 

For weeks we've wondered but now we're 
working up our nerve and asking — a bevy of girls 
are convenient but W. T. and Niel why don't, 
you make up your minds? 

Our nomination for the season's most unus- 
ual couple - Trotter et Noblett. 

We're so glad to see Caffee and Nita are back 
in the groove. 

The Tusculum game was Fuller suprises, eh, 

What brings that radiant little gleam into 
Lake's eyes every few weeks? 

Seeing N. T. over at conference looks good to 
us "in any language." 

Heading the number one steadies is Frank and 
Hattie- they're way out in front! 

And then there was the girl named Virginia! 
Romance runs in Hardin Hall between 6 and 
7 every night! Can someone tell us who is in the 

Believe it or not, "Pie" (women-hater) Gar- 
ner is now going in a smooth gallop after one of 
our freshman girls. For further information, see 

We hear that Billy Combs and Hubert Home 
are "Reel" rivals. 

"Doodlebug" has been making his appear- 
ances during conference hour lately. We wonder 
who the special attraction is. Time will tell - - 

Had you heard that Peggy Gray's heart has 
been "pierced"? G. B., could you explain that 
faraway look in her eyes? 

Sugar, is it the way "Termite" calls your 
name that's got under your hard-boiled surface 
and causes you to smile back at her real sweetly 
when you think no one is looking. 

Steve Bowen and Lorraine Humphries seem 
to be doing all right. 

Say Doug you'd better keep an eye open 
when she's away out lhar— - all may seem Fair 
now, but changes do occur. 

When Nita and Bill were asked how the nd 
chair happened to be broken they alibied "It just 
fell apart, but neither of us was hurt." 

"Doc" (asking for past tense) Blance, 
adb ged to dig. 

Blance- D(o)ug. 

We've heard Mary Sue enjoys her afternoon 
classes fine. 

If in doubt as to what the telephone is for 
see Blanca Vargas, who dusts off the receiver. 

Anna Margaret has been attacked by the in- 
curable "urge of migration" you've our sympathy 
and regrets, young one. 

Why be such a coward Gene, she won't go 
on forever playing the piano — remember a stitch 
in time. 

Milagrosa, do you really think Tommy Miller 
is "uu-te' ; ? 

We wonder what there is back home that 
causes June Williams to go home so often. 

Information please! Faust wants to know 
why we have never seen Little Orphan Annie's 
mother and father in the comics. 

Heard from a senior boy "Well, at least 

we don't have to do any more studying for nine 
weeks." (Wrong again its eleven- - don't forget 
the holidays!) 

At last we've figured out where Trotter got 
that shirt that we've been thinking was tops. 
He's drowned some referee at a football game and 
removed same! 

Maxine Snodgrass is pretty good at missing 
busses, frankly we think she just couldn't stand 
to leave us. 

Neil, we like that look in your eyes and that 
smile on your face. WHY doesn't Sallie come 
more often? ? ? 

Frankly, Mike, we are surprised. We just 
wouldn't have thought that you'd break aiule. 

June is teacher's pet. 

Trotter says he knows the alphabet but he's 
never seen any A's! ! 

I guess "Sugar" Cure will have to learn to 
sing if he keeps pace with Alabama Lee and this 
Johnson City brunette. 

According to Wade the world is in an awful 

mess it would be appreciated if one of the 

fairer sex could change his attitude. 
Who will be next on your list, Jocko? 



%y Oj^e 

Whenhe got those headline views, 
And wanted to break to her the 

He tried to press a kiss so solemn 
She bopped him one on top his 
column \ 

"Lab Blab" 
Sing a song of sulfide 
A beaker full of lime 
Four and twenty test tubes 
A-breaking all the time 
When the top is lifted 
And the fumes begin to reek 
Isn't that an awful mess 
To have three times a week? 






"She Said It!" 
I think that I shall never see 
A girl as glamorous as me 
A girl with sparkling blue eyes 
The color of the summer skies 
1 know a lot of girls it's true 
And some of them are pretty, too 
But none of them can quite com- 

With me — for I'm so fair. 
I wrote this poem for you to see 
How very much I think of me. 
— Contributed 

"Ripe Tripe'' 
I ate a little hot dog 
I rolled my eyes above 
I ate a half a dozen more 
And died of puppy-love. 




The following students made a 
grade of "A" on all academic 
credit courses: 

Gelda Bernie Velma Darbo 
Thomas Gray June Farmer 
(Continued on page 6) 

far-E POUR 


NOV. 15, 1041 


By Sports Editors 




'.''/lis picture was obtained through the courtesy of the Press Chronicle and photographer Carico 
The above trio are Buffalo Coaches Wood, Webb, and Childers, who have done a swell job with our 
boys during the absence of Head .. oach Lacey. 

Side-Line Notes 

Notre Dame 

Notre had it's Knute Rockne; 
Milligan has its Steve Lacey. 
Just before Bill Showalter's 73 
yard scamper for a touchdown 
against Tusculum.someoneinthe 
huddle said, "Coach Lacey wants 
that 15 to the 3 run right just 
Cuff Stuff 

Football players are a lot like 
women drivers --you never 
know what they're going to do 
until they've done it. 
Credits Due 

We-seldom hear or read any- 
thing about a blocking back. In 
case you don't know the fellow 
who clears the way for a great 
many of our long rums, its Jay 
Abbot. He's the tall, handsome, 
(Continued on page 6) 

Basketball Begins 

On November first. Coach C. 
M Eyler again called for all hoys 
who were interested in basketball 
to get their shoes, trunks, etc. 
and to report to J. 0. Cheek act- 
ivity building for practice. 

Reporting for duty were fifteen 
boys led by captain "Bud-Bud" 
Akard and such veterans of the 
hardwoodas Hayes, Pierce, Cross, 
McDowell, and Riddle. ,; Doc" 
reports that he has several prom- 
ising prospects in the freshman 
ranksincluding McConnel, Math- 
erly, Stallard, Lee, and others. 

This aggregation of boys prac- 
ticing daily will not be complete 
until the football season's over 
when alt.-captain Cure, Lane, 
Garner, CafTee, and others will 
report to practice — then you 
will see basketball plus football 
for awhile. 

King Subdues Buffs 

LastSaturday night the Buffalo 
squad and a large numberof stu- 
dents and Iriends journeyed to 
Bristol to battle the King "Tor- 
nado" for the S. M. C. champion- 
ship. (Air boys were given a very 
rude reception and being unable 
to do anything right lo. c t a heart- 
breaking contest by the score of 

The Milligan followers sat in 
the cold stadium and witnessed 
during the first half a magnifi- 
cent, bitter struggle between two 
great teams with neither team 
being able to score, although 
both passed up scoring opportuni- 

Early in the third period the 

tornado started blowing with 

Quillen and La Vance carrying 

and passing the pigskin for six 

(Continued on Page 6) 

EftS 33-0 

Showalter Runs Wild! 

Those big bad Buffaloes re- 
turned home on November 1. for 
the first time since the Teachers' 
game, and proceeded to rout a 
lighter but plunky Tusculum 
eleven 33-0 This set a new sea- 
son high for che Herd and was the 
first game on a vigorous Novem- 
ber schedule. 

The Buffs, after receiving the 
khkofT on their own 35, roared 
down the field for the first score 
withuut once relinquishing pos- 
session of the ball. It was "Bo" 
and "Sho" who took turns in lug- 
ging the leather to the seven. 
Then "Bo" squirmed over and 
fumbled, but recovered for the 
first touchdown. "Shorty" Wil- 
liams then lent a loot to the 
cause and obligingly converted. 

The "Herdy-girdies"' then 
kicked off, held for downs and 
took Tusculum's punt on the 20. 
Showalter ripped off seven yards 
and then rolling like the Chat- 
tanooga Choo-Choo, stormed 73 
yards for the second tally. 

Featured by Mau pin's 21 yard 
end around play, the Buffs 
scored later when Kilgore passed. 
to Blessing for the third light- 
ning-like thrust in the first period. 
This time Maupin converted to 
make it 20-0. 

In the third period Bill Sho- 
walter, "in the pink", bowled 
over the entire Tusculum team 
in snorting 70 yards for his 
second six-pointer, with Williams 
converting He plunged ten yards 
for the final counter climaxing a 
54 yard sustained drive down the 

Outstanding for the Pioneers 
were -Mitchell, Schultze, Burris, 
Campbell - - a quartet of shifty 

NOV. 15, 1941 




Mike Davis 

This brown-eyed flash was 
born in Townsend, Tennessee in 
the year of 19 IS and has lived 
there since that fateful day. 

His first six years of school 
work were spent at the Red 
Bank Grade School, and his re- 
maining preparatory years of 
school work were spent in the 
Townsend Schools where he 
graduated in 1938. While in high 
school he played four years of 
football, being captain his senior 

In the fall of '38 he came to 
Milligan due to the influence of 
his high school coach and Coach 
Lacey. While here he has major- 
ed in biology with minors in 
chemistry and mathematics. He 
has lettered in football three 
years and is now president of the 
( *M" Club. He is an assistant to 
Prof. Cochrane this year in the 
biology department. 

Mike loves sports and the 
movies. His plans for the future 
are dominated by Uncle Sam 
but he prefers work in the field 
of biology. 

To the freshmen, Mike says; 
"Face the world with a smile." 

Aaron Wade 

Quote: "I think I was bom 
June 27, 1920 in Decatur, Tenn- 
essee. I just can't remember that 
far back." 

Wade completed his first six 
years at Idlewild, Tennessee and 
(Continued on Page 6) 

In The Chapel 

Dr. William R. Rigell 
Dr. William R. Rigell, pastor 
of the Central Baptist Church of 
Johnson City was guest speaker 
in chapel Tuesday morning Oc- 
tober 28. 

His scripture lesson was taken 
from Philippians 4:10-13 and his 
aubjnet "The Doing of One's 
Best" was a most timely one, 
*ince exams began Wednesday. 

Dr Rigell pointed out that 
doing one's best is a difficult 
task, and that so often we say 
that we have done our best when 
we haven't. Best is not found in 
ourselves alone. We do our best, 
he said, in doing well the thing 
in hand. We are always expect- 
ing to be good, do good and 
achieve out in the years ahead. 
But we need to do well the thing 
in hand the other will keep slip- 
ping our minds. Dr. Rigell 
pointed out that often those who 
come out behind du b«sst in 
things to come because they did 
best with the thing at hand al- 
though they may have lost at 
the time being. An athletic team 
can be on the losing end of the 
score and yet the winner for 
having done his best with the 
thing in hand. 

We, today, find or look for the 
way of least resistance. There is 
something wrong when we are al- 
ways seeking the way of least re- 
sistance, going to the right and 
to the left when the way to that 
for which we are searching is 
through the center. We must do 
the thing in hand and through 
the heart of struggle. Each of us 
should yield up to some great 
cause - - have a reason for living 
and not just flounder around. 
When one gets a grip on his own 
soul and becomes dedicated to a 
great cause he is approaching his 
best. To live Christ is a great 
cause. Do your best in every- 
thing you do - and you've won. 

And in closing Dr. Rigell quot- 
ed these lines, 

"Do your best, leave the rest 
What's the use to worry? 
Firm endeavor stands the test 
More than haste and hurry. 
Rich reward comes to him 
Who works on with smiling vim. " 

Dr. Robert King 

Dr. Robert King, pastor of the 
First Presbyterian Church of 
Johnson City spoke in chapel 
Tuesday morning October 21. 

The scripture passage for the 
morning was chosen from John 
lo, and Dr. King spoke from the 
passage " I have called you 

He pointed out that through- 
out all life there is a yearning in 
every human heart for friendship 
and fellowship. We must see the 
human face and hear the human 
voice or go wild. It was pointed 
out that twenty eight days is the 
longest one has ever been able to 
stand solitary confinement in 

The whole human race longs 
for friendship and fellowship. 
Without it courage falters. We 
need a good firm handclasp and 
a pat on the shoulder when we 
falter and then we do not fall, 

Friendship is the one thing 
that the more we give the more we 
have left. The human race is 
bound together with the bonds ol 
friendship and fellowship. 

More than 1900 years ago, he 
points out, God heard a cry of 
the human race for a friend. He 
opened the doorway of heaven 
and sent his son Jesus Christ — 
such an understanding friend. 
Jesus always understands, be- 
cause he has been tried as we 

We are launching into a world 
today that is turning in many 
directions at once, and we become 
confused. There is a voice which 
is saying, " Look up lad and 
come on." If we only put our 
hand in His, the miracle working 
hand, we can do abundantly for 
He says, "I have called you 

Mr. Archie Gray 
Presents Portrait 

Mr. Archie Gray, member of 
our faculty and pastor of the 
local church, had charge of 
Chapel Saturday morning Oct. 
25, at which time he showed the 
student body a portrait of George 
Gordon, Lord Byron, which has 
been in the family for five gen- 

(Continued on Page 6) 

Mr. and Mrs. Derthick 
Honor Trustees, Faculty 

Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Derthick 
gave an informal tea Oct. 27, in 
honor of the Board of Trustees 
and Faculty of Milligan College. 
Among the trustees present were 
Mr. and Mrs. Price of North Can- 
ton, Ohio. 

Autumn colors were used, and 
when the guests were taken to 
the dining room, they found a 
beautiful silver set service which 
was presented to the Derthick's 
last October by the Milligan 
Trustees in appreciation of their 
twenty three years of service in 
the administration of the college. 
Because of illness of Mrs. Der- 
thick, it has been necessary to 
postpone the dedication of the 
tea set until the present time. 
Mrs. A. B. Crouch, wife of the 
President of the Board; Mrs. 
Charles Wolfe, HI, wife of the 
Vice-president of the Board and 
Chairman of the Executive Com- 
mittee; and Mrs. L. W. McCown, 
who is herself a trustee, poured 
tea at various periods during the 

Miss Evelyn Hannah, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Ferrell B. 
Hannah of Johnson City, enter- 
tained during the afternoon with 
various selections on the harp. 
Miss Aline Hyder played the 
violin and Mrs. Ralph Striker of 
Washington, D. C, who is visit- 
ing her parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
W. L. Rice of Erwin, added to 
the pleasure of the party by sing- 

The Board of Trustees pres- 
ented to Mr. and Mrs. Derthick 
a copy of the resolutions adopted 
at the last board meeting in 
May, 1941, expressing their ap- 
preciation of the faithful service 
of Mr. and Mrs. Derthick during 
their 23 years of leadership at the 

David Trotter Resigns 

David Trotter, versatile Knox- 
ville student, resigned as Junior 
class president and associate ed- 
itor of the Stampede, Monday 
morning at a special meeting of 
the Junior class. Trotter was 
forced to do this because he is 
(Continued on page 6) 



NOV. 15, 1941 

Who's Who In 

American Colleges 

(Continued from page 1) 

Aline Hyder 
is assistant chairman of the script 
committee for the May Festival, 
and was the first girl to receive a 
sweater award in Girls' athletics. 
AlMe is vice-president of the girls' 
M Club. 

W.T. Mathes 
versatile boy. W. T. is president 
of the Pre-Med Club, president 
of Christian Endeavor, treasurer 
of the Glee Club, president of the 
senior class, a member of the M 
Club and assistant to Professor 
Cochrane in the Biology depart- 
ment. He was toast master at the 
Junior-Senior Banquet for the 
junior class. 


(Continued from page 5) 

Aaron Wade 

then he moved back to Decatur. 
There he graduated from Meigs 
County High School as valedic- 
torian of the class of the class of 
'38. Incidentally, just before 
graduation his high school burn- 
ed and all his books were des- 

Before he came to Milligan he 
planned to be a preacher but 
now he has changed his field of 
study. He came to Milligan due 
to the influence of his boy friends 
already here. While here he has 
majored in economics with mi- 
nors in French, English, and his- 

Aaron has been an active mem- 
ber of the Forum Club, being 
vice-president of the club this 
year. He is the business manager 
of the 41-42 BUFFALO. 

His hobbies are sleeping and 
attending movies; he also loves 
football, basketball, and ping 
pong. He wants to advise the 
freshmen by saying, "Keep your 
nose up, you'll be a sophomore 
next year, maybe." 

He has no definite plans for 
the future, but hopes to be a fi- 
nancial success. 

"Kind Lady" 

(Continued from page 5) 
Glennhig are played by N. T. 
Williams and Anita Bowman, 
while Emma Goode has the part 
of Miss Herries closest friend, 
Lucy Weston. The maid, who in 
this play has a more important 
part than usual, is portrayed by 
LucileShaw. DwightElkinsisthe 
bank clerk. Mr. Foster. The dap- 
per Frenchman, Gustav Rosen- 
berg, is played by Ed Landers, 
and the cast is completed with 
the doctor, Horace Pettit. 

Honor Roll 

(Continued from page 3) 
Lake Johnson Ed Landers 
Gene McNeeley 
Ralph Emerson Bowers 
The following students made 
"A" on all academic courses with 
the exception of one"B": 

Jeanne Allen, Kathryn Davis, 
Arthur Fineout, Phyllis Gray, 
Warren Gilbert, Anna Margaret 
Guinn, Georgia Hilt, Aline Hy- 
der, Mary Lee Ingle, W. T. Ma- 
thes, Frank Merritt, Jean Mit- 
chell, Florence Pierce, and Jim- 
mie Whisner. Congratulations 

David Trotter Resigns 

(ContinupH from page 5) 
carrying extra hours and will not 
have time for this extra currieu- 
lar activity; he will also be clas- 
sified as a senior at the semester. 

David has been very capable 
in both capacities and the class 
regrets losing him. 

John Hall, an off campus stu- 
dent from Johnson City, was 
elected class president and Gelda 
Bernie, a campus favorite, was 
unanimously elected Junior asso- 
ciate editor of the Stampede. 


Meet the champs! We present 
the winners of the intramural 
activities for the first quarter. 
Georgia Hilt proved to be "Robin 
Hood" of the archery tourna- 
ment with Sara Stere as runner 
up. Mae Kiser pitched her way 
to fame by defeating Estelle 
Skeen in the horseshoe finals. 
Starring in croquet was Kitty 
Allen, the victor over Thelma 


{Continued from page 4) 
blonde day student who divides 
his time between his servict 

station in town and football 

and girls, a very pretty wife. 

If your writer was a poet he 
would try to interpret his 
thoughts in verse, but it is a 
thing of poetic rhythm to see 
"Pee Wee" Osborne carry that 
"pig skin". 

Those of you who were here 
last year remember our publicity 
director "Scoop" Monahan. Your 
editor has received word that he 
will be in the army November 25; 
he has volunteered for the para- 
chute troops. "Happy landing." 

Little has been said about 
Verlin Gillam, our football man- 
ager. We should like to throw a 
bouquet of orchids your way, 
Verlin, for doing such a good job 
this year. 

King Subdue Buffs 

(Continued from page 4) 
points. The Buffaloes tried des- 
perately to come back but just 
didn't click. In the fourth quar- 
ter King scored another touch- 
down after an extended drive and 
made their final marker when 
Quillen intercepted a Buff pass. 
It was a very disappointed 
team and crowd of Buffaloes 
after the game but such is foot- 
ball and we can take it. Now 
let's see how hard we can bound 
back against Concord. 


(Continued from page 2) 
our labor and farm lobbies are 
still too powerful. In the words 
of a House member "the bill 
gives administrator Hender.-on 
power to control everything but 

In the final instance the gov- 
ernment agencies which have 
been established to control pri- 
orities are running into trouble. 
Neither OPM nor SPAB has 
been given administrative power 
of sufficient authority. 

Unless controls are adopiedthe 
result of these various problem 
areas will be adomestic situation 
which will be well out of hand. 
Without further and more effect- 
ive controls we are in for an in- 
flationary spree. 




(Continued from page 5) 

In The Chapel 

Mr. Archie Gray 
erations. Apparently the picture 
is an original by George Henry 
Marlowe and was painted in 1816 
or 1817. 

Mr. Gray has had the picture 
examined by experts at Mellon 
Art Gallery and Smithsonian In- 
stitute. The estimated value of 
the portrait is $2500. 

Following chapel the students 
had the opportunity of examining 
the picture which is in a wooden 
frame. The coloring is delicate 
and the features are distinct. 

The Forum Group met Mon- 
day evening, November 3. Dur- 
ing the first part of the hour, 
Chairman Walter Faust present- 
ed to the group a proposal that 
we join the International Rela- 
tions Group. The group approv- 
ed this and voted to change the 
name of the organization from 
Forum Group to the Carnegie's 
International Relations Group, 
the advantage being that we are 
entitled to receive material on 
the subject of international re- 

For the information of those 
who might wish to attend the 
meetings in the future, it was 
also voted that the time of meet- 
ing would be changed from the 
first and third Mondays to the 
second and fourth Mondays of 
each month. 

The topic for discussion of this 
meeting was "The Post-War 
Day." The following points were 
presented and discussedat length : 

1. Faults of the Versailles Treaty 

Gelda Bernie 

2. Basis for Future Peace 

Walter Faust 

3. Possibilities for World Peace 

Aaron Wade 
A general discussion by the 
group followed and it was final- 
ly decided that the possibilities 
for world peace lay in education 
of the masses. 

15 T S3B& >/> 



Published Semi-Mon thl y By The Students 


VOL. 7. 



News and Notes 

James Monk?, character actor 
currently appearing on CBS day- 
time serial, "Life Can Be Beau- 
tiful, "can also be seen in "How 
Green Was My Valley" and 
"Joan of Paris " Monks, incident- 
ally, is only 26 years old. 

What would a voice sound like 
hundreds of feet beneath the 
English Channel in a subterra- 
nean tunnel? That's the problem 
whicli recently faced the produ- 
cer of a CBS program. He wanted 
to recreate the famous attempt 
to dig a passage between France 
and England in 1882. A series of 
exhaustive tests finally revealed 
the fact that an actor with his 
head in a barrel seemed to re- 
sult in the most authenric sound. 

The Columbia Recording 
Corporation has just announced 
the release of a two-sided record 
containing "President Roose- 
velt's War Message to Congress 
and the Nation," delivered ovei 
the various networks on Decem- 
ber 8, 1941. 

Kate Smith is rapidly develop- 
ing into the Sweetheart of the 
Army, Navy and Marines. By 
vote of the men in uniform, she 
is the only singer yet to make a 
return appearance as the special 
vocalist on "Your Hit Parade," 
and when the CBS star took her 
program to the Great Lakes 
Training Station, Lieutenant 
Eddie Peabody told her that 12, 
000 naval men had officially 
named her "Sweetheart of the 
Great Lakes." 

(Continued on page 6) 

Our Sympathy 

We, the faculty and student 
body of Milligan College, take 
this means of expressing to Miss 
Angle our deepest and most sin- 
cere sympathy in the recent loss 
of her mother. 

In The Chapel 

Madrigal Singers Entertain 

Mr. Clellan, director of music 
for Science Hill High School, 
Joho.-on City, and seven of his 
pupils presented a group of lyrics 
in madrigal style to the student 
body, during chapel Friday Feb- 
ruary 20. 

Mr. Clellan gave a brief back- 
ground of the Madrigals, and ex- 
plained that the music is written 
in six and eight parts and not the 
usual four parts of today. The 
songs they sang dated back as 
far as the 16th century. 


"A thing of beauty is a joy for- 
ever; its loveliness increases; it 
will never pass into nothingness"- 
such is the spirit and the attitude 
that Dean Eyler has established 
at Milligan College. Despite the 
fact that he has been called to 
serve our country eisewhere we 
feel that a part of him will re- 
main continually with us until 
his return. 

Dean Eyler came to Milligan 
in 1925 and has served as an ad- 
ministrator, coach, instructor, 
and friend to all those students 
with whom he has come in con- 
tact. He has been very active in 
college life, turned out many 
championship basketball teams, 
made our chapel services inter- 
esting and entertaining, and 
through his initiative has success- 
fully sponsored the purchase of 
the school's movie projector. In 

the meantime he has been a 
member of the executive commit- 
tee of the National Rules Com- 
mittee, has been a prominent 
football and basketball official, 
teacher of the Men's Bible Class 
at the First Presbyterian Church, 
and was recently installed as 
president of the Johnson City Ki- 
wanis Club. 

Given Leave of Absence 
For the Duration 

Chairman A. B. Crouch of the 
College Board of Trustees an- 
nounced at a recent meeting that 
Dean Eyler would be given a 
leave of absence for the duration 
of the war. He left last Sunday 
to report at Washington for duty. 

Although it is with a certain 
amount of sorrow to see "Doc" 
go, we are proud to give to our 
country a Captain "who cannot 
be replaced." 

Child Evangelist Speaks in 

Rev. J. Leo Hall, of Louisville, 
Ky. , child evangelist who is 
spending sometime in Johnson 
City, was guest speaker in the 
chapel, Wednesday February 25. 

He used as his scripture 
reading Matthew 18, and pointed 
out in various ways the impor- 
tance of children's work, since, 
"a little child shall lead them." 

Mrs. Frank Baker 

Mrs. Frank A. Baker, repre- 
sentative of the Bahai' Faith, 
spoke in Chapel on Thursday 
February 12. 

Mrs. Baker presented the Ba- 
ha'i idea of what world unity is, 
why it should be, and why we 
today should be thinking of it. 
She talked on a program for safe 
and sane peace, described a scien- 
tifically united world, reviewed 
(Continued on page 6) 

Our Sympathy 

To Frances Shepherd, and the 
others of her family, Milligan 
College students and faculty 
wish to express their sincere syn- 
pathy in their recent bereave- 



MAR. 12. 1942 



Published bi-weekly by the students of Milligan 



gfjjtof — — _ — — — Charles Akard 

Junior Associate Editor — — Geida Bernie 

Feature Editors — — Mary Sue Ringstaff, 

Kathryn Davis, Nell Slay. David Trotter. 

Sports Editor — — — — Jack Ankeny 

Girls' Sports — Elizabeth Franklin, Kitty Allen 

Reporters — — — — Lawrence Gilliam, 

Doug Riddle, Virginia Burkett, Doug King, 

Jean Mitchell, June Farmer, Lucy Shaw, 

Yelma Darbo, Patsy Stallard, Mildred 

Reel, Mary Hawkins, Steve Bowen. 

Contributor — — — — Prof. J. F. Holly 

Circulation Managers — G. C. Hayes, Duane 

Typists — — Lake Johnson, Gene McNeeley. 


Director of Printing A. W. Gray 

Assistant - - Mrs. A. W. Gray 

Typesetters: Charles Akard, Fred Greer, 

Phyllis Gray, Ruth Gray, John Davis. 


This publication endeavors to foster the ideals 
for which the student body la ever striving; 
namely, higher scholarship, cleaner sportsman- 
ship, and finer comradeship. It endeavors to rep- 
resent the school in all its aspects and to print. 
in an accurate and engaging way, everything of 
news interest concerning it. 



In the past, the name of "Doc" Eyler to the 
sport circles of upper East Tennessee has meant 
a "Championship Coach'' in basketball. This fact 
can be attributed to his record while serving as 
coach at Milligan - so take a look for yourself at 
the standing of his S. M. C. teams for 16 years. 
1926-27 No Conference 

27-28 — Tie for Championship 

28-29 Champions 

29-30 Champions 

30-31 Champions 

31-32 Champions 

32-33 Champions 

33-34 ■ — Champions 

34-35 — ■ Third place 

35-36 — ■ Third place 

36-37 Third place 

37-38 Champions 

38-39 Champions 

39-40 Third Place 

40-41 Second Place 

41-42 No Conference 

The Wreckord" 

Last year, when th< j need of human energy 
and natural resources proved more desperately 
urE°nt than ever before, the American people 
proceeded to liquidate more of their number and 
to demolish more of their mechanical facilities 
than in any year since the introduction of 
the motor car, according to a new book entitled 
"The Wreckord" just issued by The Travelers 
Insurance Company 

The booklet is the twelfth in a scries issued 
annually and presents a comprehensive analysis 
of the facts about accidents in which 40,000 per- 
sons were killed and almost a million and a half 
were injured in 1941. Both totals, it is pointed 
out, are the nighest in the history of the automo 

There were more than a million accidents 
during the year involving injury or death and 
several million others involving property damage 
only. Probably 1,000 automobiles a week were 
demolished beyond repair. 

"The nation, if it is to succeed in its victory 
program, simply cannot afford a continuation of 
this waste of life, of man-hours, of hospital space, 
of machinery and of morale," the foreword states, 
"The record of death and injury is one that 
should leave every American with a sense of 
shame and should move every one of us to resolve 
that it shall never happen again." 

Highlights from the annual report, based on 
official records from the 48 states, include the fol- 
lowing facts: 

Exceeding the sneed limit was responsible for 
almost 42 per cent of the fatalities. In no other 
year since the record has been kept has speed 
loomed so large as a factor in accidents. 

Two out of every three persons killed met 
death as the result of some reckless or illegal ac- 
tion on the part of a driver. 

More than 90 per cent of all vehicles involved 
in fatal and non-fatal accidents were in apparently 
good mechanical condition at the time of the 

More than 82 per cent of all fatal accidents 
occurred on dry roads and 87 per cent happened 
in clear weather. 

A feature of this year's booklet is a quiz en- 
titled "Off to Work You Go." It proves the folly 
of dawdling at home and then hurrying on the 
highway to make up for lost time and shows the 
"quizee" the exact hour he should get up in the 
morning in order to get to work safely and on 

The insurance company will distribute more 
than two million copies of the booklet this year 
in the interest of highway safety. Single copies or 
quantities are available through the company or 
any of its representatives. 

In '42 it's up to YOU. 


by J. F. HOLLY 

"Men and Tools" 

Industrial America is facing 
two shortages at the present time 
which are impeding our war pro- 
duction effort. In the first place 
there is a shortage of skilled la- 
bor. Secondly, the United States 
does not possess the quantity of 
machine tools necessary to carry 
out our proposed schedules of 
production. The importanl ques- 
tion is: Can we overcome these 
two deficiencies in such a con- 
clusive way thatour victory pro- 
gram can advance unhindered? 

Any immediate answer to this 
question will be susceptible to 
oversimpiication. However, there 
are certain facts which point the 
way to a partial solution of these 
problems. (The writer is not here 
interested in such time eonsum- 
ing programs as increased voca- 
tional training; upgrading of the 
labor force; new production 
schedules; etc. His interest is in 
what can be done now with our 
existing forci s to meet the 
problems listed above.) 

The immediate solution is to 
increase the hours of work, both 
by over-time work and by work- 
ing plants twenty-four hours each 
day in the week where such is 
po=sib!e. Such a change will give 
us more man hours of skilled la- 
bor and the equivalent of more 
machine tools. However, our pro- 
blem does not end here. Even 
though the answer to our enig- 
ma as outlined above is the in- 
creasing of hours of work, the 
real problem is a wages issue — 
not a question of hours. 

On Washington's birthday, 
while President Rossevelt was 
declaring that there would be no 
more stoppages of work, 17,000 
West Coast workers were idle be- 
cause their unions and their em- 
ployers could not come to a de- 
cision on the rate of pay for over- 
time work - should it be time- 
and-a-half pay or double-time 
pay? A recent C. I. O. survey in 
the state of New Jersey estab- 
lished the fact that New Jersey 
"defense" plants were working 
only half time due to disputes 
(Continued on page 6) 

MAR 12. 1 "42 




Hoof Prints 


If the seasons aren't soon set aright Ole Buff- 
alo's gonna have to give up his watching — 'cause 
once he get* you kids reconciled to Spring and 
Stuff he looks out to find ice on the stream and 
you slinging snow-balls at your Number One — 
but for now, he's got the dope! 

Juanita, pictures break, especially when they 
fall from beds. 

Mildred, why so fond of Hardin's fireplace 

News Flash! - - New Triangle in Trig: Prof. 
Hyder, Evelyn Cox, and N. T. Williams --It 
all started from a bi chloride tablet. 

Our only objection to dawn's breaking at 
eight is there's no interruptions of earl> morning 

Ted, why so blue over the week-end — re- 
member, worry causes a Whitehead. 

Could it be Trotter's new job gives access to 
the stepladder? 

Loraine seems to be "Nealing" instead of 
''Trotting" these days. 

Heard that Walter Dorricott is tour- 
ing Jean Mitchell's native land, South Africa. (If 
you don't get it, ask Jean.) 

Ask Flooge what a young man should leave 
behind for remembrance when he goes to war. 

Nannie Begley is trying to improve her in- 
ternational relations. How'd he like the football 
field, Nannie? 

Tipton is studying the "Skeen" technique of 
office work. 

For try-outs, see Paul Gilmer. 

Anyone visiting room 27 can understand 
Graybeal's having such pleasant dreams. 

Evelyn Cox reasons that our first period bells 
are late because Jordan cannot find the rope. 

Florence, they really keep something at Fort 
Knox besides gold, don't they? 

June Farmer is really patriotic — she's for 
the Navy 100 per cent. 

Perhaps Lane's having been born on July 4 
accounts for his irrespectivity. 

Whassa matter Mae, can't 'cha make your 
mind up? 

It is to be expected that some unfortunate 
professor on his way to a first period class may be 
found tied and gagged behind a tree. 

Vernon, how's facing "Reel" facts across the 
table every moning, noon.and night? 

Jeff says its just like looking for a needle in 
a haystack. 

For the relation between dogs- and E PLUR- 
IBUS UNUM see Virginia Burkett. 

Congratulations to our most patriotic co ed, 
Flooge, she always stands when they play the 
national anthem. 

Then there's thefrosh who got kicked out of 
school fur calling the Dean a fish. He still main- 
tains that he only .said, "that's our dean," real 

Asked for a date by one of our Mexican 
friends, Jeanne went for her coat and came back 

with it, and guess what a Spanish book! 

How d you make out. Jeanne? 

WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF? ? ? ? ? ? ? 

Norma Love were a Redhead instead of a 

Maxine were a Stair instead of a Blair? 

Aaron could Swim instead of Wade? 

T-Model were a Chevrolet instead of a Ford? 

Mildred were Artificial instead of Reel? 

David were a Racer instead of a Trotter? 

Gray were Literature instead of Musick? 

Margie Ann were a Rose instead of a Lilly? 

Helen were a Millionaire instead of a Knave? 

Tommy were a Ditch- Digger instead of a 

Helen were a Rod instead of a Reel? 

Virginia were a Knife instead of a Sword? 

June were a Seamstress instead of a Farmer? 

Lucy were Heck instead of Shaw? 

Virginia were a Pail instead of a Burkett? 

Herman were a Path instead of a Lane? 

Doris were a Plaid instead of a Tweed? 

Frances were a Hound instead of a Shepherd? 

Doug were a Joke instead of a Riddle? 

Burkie were a Thrill ins-tead of a Hurt? 

Blanche were Cloudy instead of Fair? 

Doug were Emperor instead of King? 

J. B. were a Brush instead of Combs? 

Jocko were Straws instead of Hays? 

Hillmond were Rocky instead of Graveley? 

James were a Creek instead of Brooks? 

Wayne were a Filly instead of a Gilley? 

Sugar were a Death instead of a Cure? 

Bill were an Iceman instead of a Coleman? 

David were a Room instead of a Hall? 

James were Less instead of Moore? 

Burl were Large instead of Little? 

Peggy were Black instead of Gray? 

Harold were Fickle instead of a Truelove? 

Jane were a Usher instead of a Butler? 

Emma were Mean instead of Good? 

m p p p 


A captain in the other fray 
Called to colors for today 
Glad to serve the U.S.A. 
Captain Eyler, now we say. 

Sure we hate to see him go 
From chapel, stage, to every row 
We miss that ever-constant flow 
Of humor, wit, and so-an-so. 

Yes, every student had a friend 
One on whom he might depend 
To us a happy time its been 
Associating with our Dean of Men 

Drama was ever in his heart 
A primary interest from the start; 
Even when leaving he had a part 
And played it, I'd say swell. 

Through his efforts all in all 
Milligan is tops in basketball 
A champion team gave its all 
A champion coach answers h is call 

After sixteen years at Milligan 
Words failed him, as they can- 
Smiles on every face grew wan 
Sorrow of losing such a man. 


Slippery ice — very thin 
Pretty girl — tumbled in. 
Saw a boy — on the bank 
Gave a shriek — then she sank. 
Boy on bank — heard her shout; 
Jumped right in — helped her out, 
Now he'sher's — very nice; 
But she had — to breakthe ice. 


8=5 6=5 



To all the BUFFALOES in the 
service; whether on the land, in 
the air, or on the sea, we take 
this opportunity to salute you. 
Keep 'em flying, rolling, and 
sailing until we join you. 

"Give your dough to help the 



MAP. 12,1942 



By Sports Editors 

BONDS and 



Buff Cagers Stop 
Emory and Henry Twice 

First Game - - 

Those sharp-shooters from 
Emory and Henry came to town 
Feb. 10 with the intention of 
swarming the team whom King 
defeated, but in spite of the fact 
that the Buffs were trail-wean-, 
they found defeat staring them 
in the face from start to finish as 
the Eylermens' defense slowed 
Kilbourne and Co. down a few 

The Buffs were paced by Pierce 
as he registered 21 points for his 
night's work, and Charlie Akard, 
who got hot in the second half as 
he dribbled through Emory's 
back-court defense to score 12 
points. Cure contributed 10 
points and pairing with Garner 
proved too much for Michael and 
Kilbourne on defense. At half- 
time the Buffs led 31-30 and con- 
tinued to lead the rest of the 
game, the final score being 5S-54. 
Second Game - - 

Saturday night of the same 
week, the Bulfs journeyed to 
Emory in quest of a second vic- 
tory over Bailey's scoring ma- 
chine. For 10 years the Emory 
court has meant defeat for the 
Buffs but this night the Green 
and White proved to all doubt- 
ful minds they were capable of 
defeating this same team twice 
in one week. 

Although Kilbourne netted 20 
points, his high-scoring mate, 
Michael again was allowed only 
5 points as the Buffs' zone de- 
fense worked effectively. 

Hays started the Buffs on to 

victory by scoring 12 pts. before 

the half, which found the Butfs 

leading 22-21. Coming back in 

(Continued on Page 6) 

Buffs Eliminate Bulldogs 

Monday, February 9, the 
"Green and White" Buffaloes 
journeyed to Barboursville, Ken- 
tucky to open their "four-game ' 
week by facing the strong Union ' 
College Bulldogs. For the past 
week the Buffs had failed to dis-' 
play "'anything" on the ball and' 
suffered two straight set-backs \ 
which apparently set the stage 
for another defeat at the hands 
of the Bulldogs. 

The Union team faced the 
Buffs with an undefeated record 
I to-date on their home court and 
j having lost only three road games 
j including U-T, Georgetown, and 
; M illigan ; the previous Buff-Union 
contest was by the score of 4S-47- 
! Despite previous exhibitions the 
| Eylermen ran out on the floor 
' with pep and spirit that proved 
| to be disastrous for the Bulldogs. 
I Paced by Jocko Hays the Buff? 
! started at the bell with the in- 
I tention of proving they were still 
'one of the best ball clubs that 
' Doc" Eyler has coached in re- 
cent years — they were determin- 
ed to prove to their loyal sup- 
porters they had not lost their 
stampeding ability established 
earlier in the season. 

The Buffs clicked on offense 
and defense and left the court at | 
half-time leading 25-13. In the ! 
second half the Bulldogs staged a j 
rally as the Buffs slowed up for a* 
few minutes and from then until 
the final whistle blew the lead I 
was a '"see-saw" affair and ended ■ 
with the score tied at 40-40. 

After both fans and players 
took a three minute rest, the 
over-time period was underway 
and then the Buffs really loos- 
ened up to pour the oil on a tired 
Union team. Charlie Akard 
broke the tie with a beautiful set- 

Teachers Defeated 

Monday night, Feb. 16 : the 
stampeding Buffaloes dropped 
over to Johnson City, paying a 
visit to the Teachers College 
Buccanners and seeking to make 
it two in a row over the Bucs. 
Due to the interest in all Teach- 
ers-M illigan contests, a largp 
crowd was on hand including a 
hundred loyal M illigan support- 

The game started off slow with 
Teachprs taking the lead for the 
first two minutes but the Buffs 
soon proved that they were cap- 
able of defeating a zone defense 
even on a very small court. The 
Green and White were so hot on 
their set shots that they did not 
even attempt to work the ball in 
for a closer range, setting too 
fast a pace for their close rivals. 

Leading the Eylermen on both 
offense and defense was Charlie 
Akard, who scored 13 points and 
held Burleson, Teachers "hot- 
shot", to two lone field goals. 
He was followed closely by Pierce, 
Hayes, Garner, and Cure with 
each reserve also aiding to the 
cause. Exum paced the Teacher 
attack. The final score was 56 to 

shot and was followed with goals 
by Hays and Pierce to win the 
affair 48-41. 

Hays led the scoring parade 
with IS points being closely fol- 
lowed by Pierce and Akard as 
they each garnered 13 points. 
But most important in the vic- 
tory was the re-bound work of 
Garner and Cure, aided by the 
defense work of each Buff player. 
Working together as a machine 
they well deserved to win. 

Defeating Mexico 
Y. M. C. A. 

The Milligan College Buffaloes 
ended their basketball season 
February 21. by defeating Mexi- 
co City Y. M. C. A. by the count 
of 50 — 48- A field goal in the 
final minutes of the game gave 
the Buffs the decision over our 
southern neighbors in one of the 
fastest games seen here this sea- 

The Mexican quint jumped in- 
to an early lead as Labastida 
tossed in three consecutive goals, 
but the Buffs fought back to lead 
; the scoring 25 -20 at the half. 
' During the second half, Milligan 
! stayed in front until the last few 
) minutes of play when the visitors 
went ahead 48 — 47, but here 
Pierce stepped in and clinched 
the game with a bucket. 
I This was the final game for 
' Milligan this season. Under the 
leadership of "Doc" Eyler the 
Buffs had a very successful sea- 
son, but played "on" and "off" 
brand of ball, winning over half 
of their games played. Seniors 
who played their last games for 
the green and white were Cap- 
tain Akard, Hays, Cure and 
MacDowell. These four men were 
the main cogs in the winning 
combination of Milligan's hard- 
wood gladiators this season. 

Tornado Blows Over 

Feb. 5, our basketeers took to 
the road in quest of another vic- 
tory which found them warming 
up on the King College court at 
8 o'clock. The fireworks soon be- 
gan and the Jirst half found the 
Buffs leading 24-23. But King 
came baek in the second half 
(Continued on Page 6) 

MAR. 12, 1942 




By Mary Sue 

Paul Hodge 

Paul was born at Bluefield, Vir- 
ginia, on May 27, 1922 and after 
playing around for five years be. 
gan his schooling at Belfast, Vir- 
ginia. From Belfast he moved 
two or three times before finish 
ing grammar school at Athens, 
West Virginia. 

In September, 1934 he entered 
Elizabethton High School where 
he took part in the R O.T.C. At 
the same time he became inter- 
ested in Boy Scout work and 
now has seven years active ser- 
vice in this field. He atti nded 
the National Jamboree in Wash- 
ington, D.C. and the New York 
World's Fair as a leader; at the 
present he is a commissioned offi- 
cer and holds the Eagle Badge 
with all three palms. 

Milligan appealed to him for 
further study because of 
other Milligan students and be- 
cause he wanted to pay his own 
way. In the fall of '39 he took 
part in college football. 

At present he is employed by 
Paty Lumber Company and 
hopes to continue in that occupa- 
tion. However if Uncle Sam calls 
him, he desires to take up avia- 
tiou mechanics. In his leisure 
time he prefers camping, photog- 
raphy, and travel. 

To the freshmen he wishes to 
give the following advice: (, Bi 
Iieve you can do your best, and 
you will succeed.'' 

school and high school in Jeffer- 
jsontown, graduating from high 
I school in the spring of 1938 as 
1 valediciorian of her class. She at- 
tended school at Nazareth Col- 
lege, Louisville, for three years. 
While there she belonged to the 
Modem Language Club, Classi- 
cal Club. Glee Club, was presi- 
dent of the Literary Club, and 
editor of the school magazine. 

She came to Milligan this past 
September, her reason being to 
take Bible under Professor Car- 
penter. Her mnjor subject is 
English and her minors are Lat- 
in, French, and History. At Mil- 
ligan she is a member of the 
Christian Endeavor, Volunteer 
Band, and th 3 Stampede Staff. 

Velma plans to work a while 
in the business world and then 
she is going to graduate school. 
From there on it is extremely in- 
definite. She likes to read and to 

Advice: "Don't study too hard 
and remember that a good time 
is part of a college education." 
Fancy that coming from a moni- 

(Miss Darbo's picture was not 
obtainable ) 

Ve lma Dar bo 

Coming to Milligan for the 
first time, Miss Darbo hails from 
JerTersontown, Kentucky, where 
she has lived twenty one years. 

She attended both grade 


International Relations 

On Monday night, February 
9. l he club met and after a short 
business session Virginia Burkett 
reveiwed Norman Angell's book, 
"For What Do We Fight". 

Mr. Angell maintains if the 
struggle of the soldiers is to ac- 
complish anything, civilians must 
fulfill political conditions. The 
present war, he says, was brought 
about mainly because the Ger- 
mans had no discussion in the 
treatv of Versailles. The pacifest 
idea is no good; force must be 
used to subdue force. 

February 13, Ted Alexander 
gave his ideas of "After the War, 
What". Mr. Alexander contends 
each nation should receive its 
just deserts. And then Gelda 
Bfrnie presented some of Win- 
ston Churchill's veiwson the new 
peace— a general discussion fol- 

Mary Cooke 

Mary Cooke was born in the 
state of North Carolina and liv- 
ed there until she finished the 
fifth year of grade school. Then 
she moved to Elizabethton and 
has been a Tennessean ever since. 
She finished both grammar 
school and high school in Eliz- 
abethton. While in high school 
she was a member of the Home 
Economics Club, Aristotle Club, 
and the Pep Squad. 

Mary was a day student at 
Milligan for three years, and she 
has chosen her senior year of col- 
lege to be on the campus. She 
came here to further her educa- 
tion because it was so near her 
(Continued on page 6) 

The lover sees with an eye 
that is both opaque and out of 

Pre-Med Club 

Monday evening, February II, 
the Pre- Med Club held initiation 
rites for four applicants for mem- 
bership. The following received 
their medicine and were accepted 
by the older heads: Fred 
Williams, Jack Ankeny. Robert 
Jesse.and Walter Hannah. 

The following Monday these 
four boys received their mem- 
bership certificates and treated 
with a very excellent discussion 
of the medical history of Dr. 
Samuel Johnson by Dean Eyler. 
In this rare discussion, Dean Ey- 
ler presented a side of Johnson's 
life which few men know; it seems 
that Dr. Johnson had almost ev- 
ery disease known to man, from 
melancholia to tuberculosis. 

On Monday evening, Feb. 11, 
Professor Cochrane delivered an 
address to the club on the medi- 
cal and biological aspects of the 
present war. Thiswas an extreme- 
ly pertinent subject and the club 
greatly appreciated Professor 
Cochrane's remarks on a subject 
that affects us all. 

M" Club Sponsors Class Tournament 

Although the regular season 
for basketball was completed 
Feb. 21, the great game of the 
hardwood has recently been re- 
kindled by the "M" Club. Last 
week they sponsored a class 
tournament in which every one 
was declared eligible except var- 
sity players and action began im- 

Friday night promptly at 6:30, 
E.W.T., referees Hays and Mc- 
Dowell blew the whistle to start 
the rough - and - tumble affair be- 
tween Coach Lane's sopomore 
aggregation and Coach Pierce's 
junior boys. The action was very 
fast and furious for 39 minutes be- 
fore the juniors slacked up a wee- 
bit to fall behind and lose by a 
score of S9 — 11. 

Soon afterwards more fireworks 
took place as Coach Cure's Brui- 
sers took the court to defend 

their seniority against Coach 
Miller's freshmen selectees. This 
proved to be a breath-taking o- 
ccasion for the fans as the sen- 
iors emerged victorious by a six- 
point advantage to enter the 
finals withthe sophomores. 

Saturday night the nickle show 
pulled the curtain for the 
championship game between the 
seniors and the sophomores, with 
both teams gunning for the 
trophy - prestige. To our sur- 
prise we really enjoyed a very 
close defensive game as the sen- 
ior amateurs clinched the victory 

In the consolation game, Paul 
Gilmer led the freshmen in a de- 
cisive triumph over the lowly 

The "M" Club wishes to 
thank each person for his cooper- 
(Continued on page 6) 



MAR. 12. 1942 


(Continued from page 2) 

concerning over-time pay. And 
so it goes throughout the nation. 
We need industrial products for 
our war elfort. Industrial work- 
ers are eager to extend their hours 
of work to produce the needed 
implements. Our underlying dif- 
ficulty is that we are permitting 
precious hours to become mean- 
inless while petty bickering takes 
its unhurried course. 

Demands for wage increases 
and stoppages of work will con- 
tinue as long as there are under- 
lying economic forces at work 
which make for price increases. 
The bottleneck then is the ab- 
sence of a workable wage policy. 
No fair minded American wants 
to see labor ham-strung; but, the 
time of Rooseveltian decrees is 
over. An unwavering wages pol- 
icy is urgently needed. 

News and Notes 

(Continued from page 1) 

There are at least 30,000 po- 
tential radio writers in the coun- 
try, judging by the number of 
entries in the "Dr. Christian 
Award" competition, which closes 
May 1. Already that number of 
sets of contest rules have been 
requested by listeners to the CBS 
Wednesday night "Dr. Christ- 
ian" program. "Scripts," says 
Jean Hersholt, star of the pro- 
gram, "may be written in pencil, 
but of course we prefer that they 
be typed. "And remember, sus- 
pence should be maintained un- 
til the last minute. 

Emory Defeated 

(Continued from page 4) 

the second half, the teams ran 
a close race until Charlie Akard 
hit the net for 12 markers to 
clinch another victory. On both 
defense and offense, "Pie" 
played his best game of the sea- 
son as he went the route in his 
guard position. The final score 
was 46-38 and it was a well 
pleased Dean as he brought his 
boys back to the fold. 

Chapel Speakers 

(Continued from page 1) 

the League of Nations, and of- 
fered a design for a democratic 
woild federation She warned a- 
gainst prejudices and plead for a 
universal spiritual rebirth. 

She further pointed out that 
the Baha'i Faith is a good fellow- 
ship movement in all directions. 

Milligan College is one of 65 
groups that have been included 
in the presentation of the pro- 
posed new order. 

Methodist Minister Speaks 

Rev. B. H. Hampton, of the 
Central Methodist Church, Eliz- 
abethton, spoke in the chapel 
Tuesday. February 10. He spoke 
on our desire for something per- 
manent. There was a day when 
the hills that we speak of as eter- 
nal did not exist, there will be a 
day when they will not exist. The 
things that we count the most 
permanent are not. 

1 Hebrews 13:8, we find that 
Jesus Christ is the same yester- 
day, today, and tomorrow. 

Rev. Hampton pointed out 
that Jesus dealt with direction in 
life rather than in definitions, 
Jesus said, "Be not anxious for 
tomorrow." The direction that 
he was giving here was "trust". 
Woe to that person who has lost 
faith and cannot trust. We mu.=t 
prepare to do our best and then 
not worry. 

The second direction that Jesus 
gave was '"give" --Give to them 
that asketh of thee. Let our trend 
of life be toward giving help, A 
permanent direction of life is 
found in giving. 

"Forgiveness" is the third di- 
rection given. Christ, when asked 
of the disciples how many times 
they should forgive, gave them 
an unlimited number of times, so 
forgive always, for that is a d; 
ection of life. 

"Be ye therefore perfect", 
given as a direction of life. It is 
an ideal toward which we can 
strive, though we can never 
reach it, we never run out of a 
direction, we never reach it but 
if we keep on going, our glory is 
in making good. 

King Beats Buffs 

(Continued from page 4) 

and swamped our boys as thpy 
hit the hoop consistently while 
the Buffs failed to click on any- 
thing, thus meeting disaster. 

This same Tornado came 
blowing down upon Cheek gym- 
nasium Feb. 12 whieh happened 
to be at a very opportune time 
or them to face the Buffs be- 
cause having already defeated 
Union and Emory earlier in the 
eek found it impossible to keep 
up the pace they had set in these 
other contests. Fowler and Vance 
led King to victory and the only 
creditable playing for the Bulfs 
was the defensive work of "Big- 
Sugar" Cure, as he held Vic Kur- 
savage, giant center, practically 

Rev. Hampton further pointed 
out, that Jesus dealt with per- 
sonal rather than institutional 
values. He dealt with personal 
attitudes. We must bpware of 
coveteousness. Christ said " Ren- 
der unto the Caesar the things 
which are Ceasar's and unto God 
the things which are God's." 

Jesus was eternal in his teach- 
ings because he dealt with "love" 
rather than "law". Today we 
must not forget that "God is 
love" and Jesus Christ said that 
we must love our enemies. 

Love of our country, Mr. 
Hampton pointed out, is an indi- 
vidual application of the law. 
Each person must apply the law 
to himself and question his mo- 
tive for killing as to whether o 
not it is a sinful motive. 

We have a fellowship that goes 
beyond our difference of opinion 
in these matters but no matter 
how we differ the tie that binds 
us together must be stronger 
than any difference in opinion, 
the bond of fellowship, Mr. 
Hampton said. 

In conclusion, he pointed out, 
that these principles and rules 
help us to know Jesus Christ is 
eternal for we have not outgrown 
these rules and laws he has laid 
down for us. Jesus Christ is the 
same yesterday, today, and to- 

Who's Who 

(Continued from page 5) 

home. At Milligan she has ma- 
jored in Biology, with minors in 
Chemistry and Mathematics. 

Her ambition is to be a tech- 
nician and she plans to go on to 
school for further study. 

One ot her hobbies is collect- 
ing poetry. Mary gives this ad- 
vice: "Don't let any one dis- 
courage you in anything you 

Class Tournament 

(Continued from page 5) 

ation, and for those who may be 
interested, presents their all- 
tournament team which includes 
Alexander, Spraker, Peteis. Par- 
due and Greer — to all the rest 
we include in the "honorable 
mention" list. Nice going, boys. 

She Represents Milligan 

Miss Nancy Cantreli, who has 
represented Milligan College as 
fie'd repreesntative for the past 
several years, is now studying at 
Northwestern University, and it 
is not definitely known whether 
she will return to her duties here. 
However, Milligan will be repre- 
sented by Mrs. Steve Lacey 
(Martha Cross, class of 1933). 
She will begin her duties at once. 
At the present time she is spend- 
ing sometime on the hill getting 
acquainted with the present stu- 
dent body so that she might bet- 
ter learn the interests of the dif- 
ferent sections of the state. 

Martha has been teaching for 
the past several years. Now she 
returns to her Alma Mater in the 
capacity of field represntative. 
With her pleasing personality 
and interest in the college, we 
know that she will successfully 
carry on the duties connected 
with her work as representative. 

The things we do are our 
loud speakers. 

When a man admits he is a 
crank, he isn't. 

The man who is continually 
at work is a man who is happv 
and continuously successful. 

^fR\ l 


Published Semi-Monthly By The Students 



VOL. 7. 



Professor Cochrane 
Acting Dean of Men 

Prof. Woods, Willard, and Long 
Carry Extra Courses 

In order to temporarily fill 
Dean Eyler's place some changes 
have been made in the faculty 

President Burns, himself, in- 
tends to take over some of the 
duties of Deau of Men, although 
Professor Cochrane has tentative- 
ly been appointed acting Dean, 
and is now carrying on in smooth 

Dean Eyler's five English 

course have been divided among 

three teachers qualified for the 

positions- Professor Star TVood, 

(Continued on page 6) 

Girl's Give Party 

Milligan's "most spectacular" 
party began Saturday evening, 
March 28, at 8 o'clock and con- 
tinued until Mr?. Bowman rang 
the "curfew" at eleven. 

The entertainment began when 
the girls arrived at Pardee Hall 
to pin their crazy corsages on 
their dates, who were then led to 
the chapel to witness one of the 
biggest hits of the season — a 
minstrel with the traditional mas- 
ter of ceremonies, blues singers, 
acrobats, and black end-men. 
First note of thanks goes to Kitty 
Allen, director. 

After Judges Nave, Lacey, and 
Yearley had passed tbeir opinion 
on the corsages, the prize was 
(Continued on page 6) 

Uncle Sam Calls Again 

Sunday, March 15, MUligan 
College lost another good man, 
and indeed a true gentleman, : 
when Frank Spraker left school ' 
to join the ranks in Uncle Sam's [ 

We hoped our giant tackle] 
would be allowed to complete 
this school year but were inform- 
ed last week that Spraker could 
be deferred no longer and it is 
understood that he began his 
training this past Monday. 

It is with deep regret that we 
have to lose our clas-mate and 
friend but we know that be will 
well represent bis Alma Mater as 
he faces his basic training in 
preparation for the offense which 
(Continued on page 6) 

Buffaloes Volunteer 
As Fire-fighters 

Cure Will Be Leader 

Recently, President Burns pre- 
sented to the dormitory boys of 
Milligan College, Ranger Kirby, 
who is in charge of the IT. S. 
Forests of Sullivan, Johnson, and 
Carter counties. 

Ranger Kirby explained to the 
boys that during this spring he 
and his fire-fighters may need 
volunteer squads in case emer- 
gencies should arise in this sec- 
tion. This recent need for volun- 
tary squads is partly due to the 
loss of their second-line of de- 
fense, the CCC boys, whose 
camps most likely will soon be 
(Continued on page 6) 



A\ K 




Published bi-weekly by the students of Milligan 


Editor — — — — — — Charles Akard 

Junior Associate Editor — — Gelda Bernie 

Feature Editors — — Mary Sue RingstafT, 

Kathryn Davis, Nell Slay. David Trotter. 

Sports Editor — — — — Jaek Ankeny 

Girls' Sports — Elizabeth Franklin, Kitty Allen 
Reporters — — — — Lawrence Gilliam, 

Doug Riddle, Virginia Burkett, Doug King, 
Jean Mitchell, June Farmer, Lucy Shaw, 
Velma Darbo, Marjorie A. Lily, Mildred 
Reel, Mary Hawkins, Steve Bowen. 
Contributor — — — — Prof. J. F. Holly 

Circulation Managers — G. C. Hayes, Duane 

Typists — — Lake Johnson, Gene McNeeley. 


Director of Printing A. W. Gray 

Assistant - - Mrs. A. W. Gray 

Typesetters: Charles Akard, Fred Greer, 

Phyllis Gray, Ruth Gray, John Davis 

This publication endeavors to foster the ideals 
for which the student body i» ever striving:; 
namely, higher scholarship, cleaner sportsman- 
ship, and finer comradeship. It endeavors to rep- 
resent the school in all its aspects and to print, 
in an accurate and engaging way, everything of 
news interest concerning it. 

The Honor Roll 

The following students made a grade of "A" 
on each academic credit course during the first 
nine weeks of the second semester, 1941-42: 

Gelda Bernie 
Ralph E. Bowers 
Warren Gilbert 
Georgia Hilt 
Edgar Landers 
Earl Peters 

James A. Brooks, Jr. 
Betty June Farmer 
Thomas Gray 
Lake Johnson 
Genie McNeeley 
Nell Slay 

The following students made all "A's" except 
one grade of "B". 

Jeanne Allen 
Kathryn Davis 
Aline Hyder 
Mary Lee Ingle 
W. T. Matbes, Jr. 
Jack Sholser 
Joe Trent 

Velma Darbo 
Anna M. Guinn 
Robert Jessee 
Carl Kitzmiller 
Jean Mitchell 
Mrs. Beryl Menear 
Margie Whisner 

Drop Him A Line! 

For your convenience your editor gives you 
Captain Eyler's present address: 1576 Park 
Road, North West; Washington, D. C. 

The Army Needs Offi 


Turning to the national defense effort, Co- 
lumbia network presented a program of interest to 
college students when it brought to the air Assis- 
tant Secretary of War, John J. McCloy, in aspec- 
ial broadcast entitled "The Army Needs Offi- 
cers." (Tuesday, March 3.) 

Speaking from Washington, Secretary Mr- 
Cloy discussed the army's plans to tiain 75,000 
new officers within the ranks during the year, in 
line with its policy of giving every enlisted or 
drafted soldier the chance to become an officer. 

According to the Army Information Service 
in New York, any intelligent and willing draftee 
stands a good chanre of winning a commission 
regardless of previous education. While high 
school and college training is valuable, it is not 
essential in becoming an officer. Every new sol- 
dier must take three months of intensive basic 
military training after which his advancement 
depends on his ability and willingne-s to work. 

Recognizing the value of specialized training 
prior to enlistment, the army points out its num- 
erous departments wherein "experts" may quali- 
fy as officers. 

Collegians are all familiar with the Reserve 
Officers' Training Corps established in many uni- 
(Continued on page 6) 



Men are what women marry. 

Generally speaking they may be divided in- 
to three classes: (I) Husbands, (2) Bachelors, (3) 
Widowers. An eligible bachelor is a man of ob- 
stinacy entirely surrounded by suspicion. Hus- 
bands are of three varieties: prizes, sur-prizes. 
and consolation prizes. Making a husband out of 
a man is one of the highest plastic arts known to 
civilization. It requires science, sculpture, com- 
mon sense, faith, hope, and charity. 

If you flatter a man, you frighten him to 
death; if you don't, you bore him to death. If you 
permit him to make love to you, he gets tired of 
you in the end;if you don't, he gets tired of you 
in the beginning If you believe all he tells you, 
then he thinks you are foolish; if you don't, he 
thinks you are a cynic. 

If you wear gay colors, rouge, and a startling 
hat. he hesitates to take you out. If you wear a 
little brown turban and a tailored suit, he takes 
you out and stares all evening at a woman in gay 
colors, rouge, and wearing a startling hat. 

If you are the clinging vine type, he doubts 
whether you have any brains, and if you are a 
modern, advanced, and intelligent woman, he 
doubts whether you have a heart. If you are silly 
he longs for a bright mate, and if you are intelli- 
gent, he longs for a playmate. 

Men are all this and maybe more. 


by J. F. HOLLY 

What Can I Do 

The present world wide conflict 
is to the average American, a- 
liove all else, a war of standards 
oT living. Many of ns can and 
will serve in the armed forces of 
the nation; however, for those 
who remain behind there arc also 
battles that must be fought and 
won. Each person can and should 
think of himself as a soldier in 
I lie battle of the standards of liv- 
ing. Until the war is won on the 
home front there is little place 
Tor optimism or complacency 
concerning the activities of our 
armed forces in the various the- 
atres of the present war. 

Hitler, long ago, prescribed 
the channels through whii h a 
modern war must be fought if it 
is to be won. Fur Germany and 
her allies Hitler decreed that 
there would be two channels 
through which the resources of 
the nation would flow. In the 
first place, tho:>e goods required 
for civilian consumption would 
be made available to the consum- 
er This allocation was to be de- 
termined solely on the amount 
of goods necessary to enable the 
producer on the home front to 
function as a productive unit In 
the second place, all other goods 
would flow into the war effort. 
According to Hitler, "Do without 

butter to have bullets better 

bullets than butter." 

Since Germany has had a head 
start on us and because of our 
abundant resources there is little 
reason to believe that our tech- 
nique of rationing and allocations 

1 attain the perfection with 
which the German economy op- 
erates. Yet there is no reason for 
us to become complacent and 
soft and assume that we can go 
on living our normal existence. 
Sacrifices can and must be made. 

It is no longer safe to think of 
economy as a system which oper- 
ates in response to prices. Hitler 
has prescribed that the winnerof 
a modern war is the nation that 
diverts the most of its produc- 
tive resources to the war effort. 
To defeat Hitler we must follow 
(Continued on Page 6) 

APR :i Ifll- 1 





fh f=s pn 


Spring is here you'd better be good, 

or yuull get "ctmfrrevced". 

George Bowman enjoys heart-to-heart talks 
with Mary Hawkins, says he likes her philosophy 
of life. 

Jocko might have preferred just plain trout, 
but we are now wondering if he hasn't changed 
his choice in preference for Ehinor. 

Why dosn't Sam Stallard continue his Latin- 
American relationships? They say he's an excel- 
lent instructor in both psychology and art — 
Could Milaprosa explain al' this to her public? 

John Davis will surely now dismiss his dis- 
like for conference hours, that is if last Saturday 
night is any indication of the change in his atti- 

It's been reported that Kay Sluder, Kath- 
aleen McKenzie, and Emma Good recently en- 
joyed a quiet Sunday evening reading their fav- 
orite book. What you say. girls? 

Graveley contributes his recent success as a 
barber to his new style in hair-cuts — the evi- 
dence is rather noticeuble! 

Jane seems rather lonesome these days since 
she has temporarily lost her tackle, and why 
shouldn't she? 

From all indications, Jeff still cares for her 
recent Romeo. Anyway, that's a good picture 
which now decorates her dresser. 

Thomas says that he enjoyed "Tailspin 
Tommy" immensely the other night. 

Could someone explain the latest in nick- 
names, "Clippy''Shaw? 

Jeanne Allen recently celebrated her and 
Bobby's first weekly anniversary. Keep up the 
good work, Bobby. 

It seems that a few girls have taken a sudden 
interest in tennis — why do they do it? 

Is there any particular reason for Helen 
Reid's diligent work in freshmen chemistry lab. 

Paul "Dynamite" Breeding could possibly be 
serious this time, at least we hope so. 

Gray Musick has now been considered as a 
dormitory student - he's a member of one of the 
fire-fighter squadrons. 

The latest nomination for the number one 
couple in campusology is none other than Harry 
and Mary Sue. 

Jocko recently informed your editor that he 
intends to wed his "one and only" as soon as he 
is presented with his sheepskin. Let's keep this a 

Ask Burkie why he suggested a black tie. We 
didn't know he had any worries. 

Could Ted's failure in throwing the wrong 
"curves" ba contributed to his lack of conference 

Is it possible that Slew and Faust still be- 
grudge that long strenuous hike up a near by 
mou'ain side they took a few months back. 

There was much mourning last Friday. Haw- 
kins over-fed her pet mouse and a burial cere- 
mony was in order. 

Does Evelyn Cox enjoy bananas because 
they have no bones? 

Have you seen the siirn on Room 25, "Learn 
all about Termite, the Hidden Destroyer"? Ter- 
mite, does the Navy and knitting go well to- 

We all have noticed Elkins and his "hero- 
ine". Watch it, Brummitt! ! 

Why don't theyf t t- t t t 

(1) Let us send a substitute to class when 
we feel like "snoozing'' 

(2) Make pencils that don't netd shar- 

(3) Have a "blackout" during conference. 

(4) Make pens that will write down the 
right answer. 

(5) Make tennis racquets without holes in 

(6) Make another flight of steps on the 
football hill. 

(7) Have fire-escapes on Hardin Hall. 

(S) Have "quiet hour" on Sunday from 
after dinner until two instead of two until three. 

What tall, dark, and handsome lad from 
Betsy town does Blanca keep an eye on? Come on 
Blanca, tell us about that phone call you receiv- 

Tipton seems to be the "Sweetheart of the 
Campus." Don't hide your light under a basket. 
Tip, give the other boys a "soul talk." 

Doodle Bug appears to have received the no. 
1 hair cut of the year. 

Could Dick Lawson explain his recent diffi- 
culties with the razor? 

Professor Cochrane has finally recognized the 
lecturing ability of Freddie Greer. How about it, 

Ask Margie Anne about her interest in a 
"Oklahoma Cowboy". 

Nettie calls him "Sweet William" today, yes- 
terday it was "Big Bad Bill." 

oof Prints 


F*5 IPS R |fS| 

The houquets of the past week 

should have rightfully gone to 
the girls for such a swell party. 
Yours truly devotes this column 
to O/.zie for a synopsis. 

"Cornyville Highlights" 

Some loud noise attracted mc 
from my obscure observation 
point and I decided to follow the 
skirts over to the Cornyville. I 
became interested and entered, 
legally. Inside was an odd crea- 
ture selling tickets - - she was 
pale, blanch, and fair, fit for a 
King, she said. Finally 1 snitched 
my ticket for an unsutmottntable 
amount of cash to buy hash and 
see trash. A sign, impolitely 
stared me in the face-- 1 looked 
at it and started to deposit my 
children in a cage. They were 
gone! Natually they would be for 
I haven't any; how stupid of 

Inside it was, please note, very 
clean. The air-conditioning sys- 
tem installed was, a Mammoth 
Cave with continuous hot air 
flowing out. Later I found this 
cave to be only an abyss in a 
girl's pan. 

I first entered the dollar booth, 
you know, June, moon, croon, 
spoon. I came out broke. Next 
I staggered into the Esquire Shop 
and thought it was a rummage 

In again, out again. What? A 
dog-face girl? Which one of them 
could, pardon me, would it be? 
The place was a barking kennel. 
The dog was a Gray cur. 

Down to Andy Jackson's un- 
touched mansion, it was indeed 
unique. I didn't get my fortune 
told, as there were to many 
standing around, and so ambled 
around to toss at Adolf. I hit him 
but not on the bull's eye. 

Remembering the "remains" 
I ate my refreshments and drank 
(Continued on Page 6) 



APH. 3.1942 



By Sports Editors 

BONDS and 



Baseball Resumes 

Spring brings to Cherokee field 
not only a green meadow, but 
also a scalped infield and each 
evening you can again find Coach 
Lacey in the driver's seat as he 
attempts to organize another 
championship team in baseball. 

At the present 25 boys, cap- 
tioned by "Big Train'' Alexander 
are regularly working out as they 
swing the bats, chase balls, lim- 
ber up stiff arms, hit the dirt, | 
and hustle around the diamond 
with the intention of wearing a 
Buffalo robe when the umpire 
calls, ''play ball''! 

During the past week Coach 
has emphasized batting practice, 
sliding, running the bases, and 
fielding the ball. The boys are 
rapidly getting in shape as they 
hustle to their positions when the 
evening drill begins. Leading 
this garrison in their grapefruit 
work-outs are Ted Alexander, 
captain and number one pitcher, 
and Bo Brummitt, veteran catch- 
er. Other members from last 
year's squad include Lane, Cross, 
Charlie Akard, Pardue, Peters, 
and McDowell. 

But these players from last 
year are finding plenty of com- 
petition as the freshmen and 
others are rapidly showing their 
coach they can play ball. Very 
impressive in recent practice in- 
clude Tipton, Pierce, Thomas, 
Davis, Fine, Carico, Sam and 

As the weather gets nonml we 
predict that these boys will be 
capable of winning their third 
consecutive championship in this 
major spring sport. To each of 
them, we extend our hearty en- 
couragement and support. 

Coach Thompson 

Coach Lacey 

Coach Wood 

Around The Cinder 

A squad of 20 hopefuls report- 
ed to Coach Star Wood, March 
16, for the opening of the track 

Four lettermen from last year 
reported for duty: David Trotter, 
lanky distance runner; Slew Stal- 
lard. dashman and middle dis- 
tance runner; Morris Daniels, a 
440 man; and Jack Ankeny, 
dashman and hurdle artist. 

Other men who hope to make 
a name for themselves on the 
cinder path are: G. B Pierce, Jim 
Harmon, Tommy Miller, Sugar 
Cure, Pie Garner, David Hall 
Jack Slo-hcr, Arthur Domkey 
Herbert Breeding, and Gene 

These boys are taking their 
training very seriously this year 
for they will lack last year's two 
super- tracksters, Dagata and 
Childers, for many events. Meets 
already scheduled include: Tus- 
culum, Mars Hill, and Emory 
and Henry. 

To these lanky, stocky, and 
powerful boys, we say, "Lets get 
in shape, be ready, don'tgive out 
and may you set new records 
for our Alma Mater." 

We're betting on you. 

Intramural News 

The basketball season ended 
with the regular tournament. 
The blue team, with Kitty Allen 
a> captain, won two-best out of 
three games From both trams 
the coaches selected the following 
All Star Team: Kitty Allen. 
Georgia Hill, Peggy Gray, Mae 
Kiser, Juanita Johnson, Estelle 
Skeen, Sara Steer, and Loraine 

The Intramural Group shmved 
more interest than ever in bowl- 
ing, the activity that is rapidly 
taking firtt place in the world of 
indoor sports. Sixteen girls en- 
tered the tournament Edna Wil- 
son, a Freshman, showed more 
skill than any other girl, and car- 
ried off the victory with a score 
of 125. Kitty Allen was runner- 
up with a score of 121. Edna's 
highest score during the tourna- 
ment was 147. 

The tennis tournament has be- 
gun. Nine girls have entered, and 
they are playing off their matches 
as rapidly as the weather per- 

McConnell Initiated 

Not long ago you probably no- 
ticed another rangy Buffalo 
wearing a small "M" upon his 
forehead for a few days. Well, 

With The Racket Boys 

The tennis courts at Milligan 
began to bustle with activity la:-t 
week. The warm, spring weather 
was too much to resist, >o the 
boys and girls eot out their tennis 
racquels. dusted th'-m off. and 
after scraping up a few old balls 
went down to the hard surfaced 
courts and began to limber up a 
few muscles. 

Dr. Thompson, tennis roach, 
called the fir-t .q :ad practice < n 
Manh2 .and twelve boys re- 
ported for duty. Among the 
twelve ther^ are only two letter- 
men returning, Captain Freddie 
GreerandW. T. Mathes. Hav- 
ing lost his number one and two 
men of last year's squad, Coach 
Thompson faces the task of knit- 
ting anoth?r winning team 
around these two veterans. How- 
ever, he has a few prospective 
newcomers in W ; arren Gilbert. 
Steve Bowen, Douglas King, and 
Waiter Faust, and alter a little 
seasoning they should brighten 
his outlook quite a bit. 

Tennis balls have been order- 
ed but to date have failed to 
come in. For this reason and due 
to the uncertainly of transpor- 
tation the complete schedule lias 
not been secured, but Manager 
Gilbert has a tentative schedule 
and can probably complete it 
when these problems are solved. 

But leave it to ,, Doc", he has 
never failed to put a good team 
on the courts, and you can bet 
that he'll do it again this year. 

that was only a part of the prp- 
limmary procedure in which 
Carroll McConnell was invited to 
participate, after he had earned 
his fiist letter on the hardwood. 
Now it is all over and the club 
is proud to welcome this young 
athlete to its roll. Congratula- 
tions, Mac. 

Al'K. 3, 1942 





W H O! 

By Mary Sue 

F red Gre er 

This five feet and six inches of 
dynamite was born February 2, 
1921 near Gate City, Virginia 
At the age ol four lie was moved 
to Detroit uhire he lived four 
years and attended three years of 
grade school. 

Freddie then mov d to King 
spurt, where he completed his 
grade school work before moving 
back to the Gate City vicinity. 
His first two years of secondary 
school study were spent at Mid- 
Way before he changed schools 
in preference of Norton High 
School and here he obtained his 
high school diploma. While in 
high school he played basketball, 
was a member of the Debating 
Club : Glee Club, Camera Club, 
and the For^enic Council 

The fall of '38 found Freddie 
at Milligan due to the influence 
of his cousin, who was at that 
time a Buffalo senior The first 
thing which attracted Fred on 
the campus was the tennis courts 
and despite the fact he had nev- 
er played before, he immediately 
borrowed a racquet and began 
hitting the ball into the net. It 
was not long until he could get 
one over the net and not over the 
fence. This began his tennis ca- 
reer which now finds him as Mil- 
ligan's number one netter and 
captain. Last year he was man 
ager of basketball, has been a 
member of the "M" Club two 
years, and always a campus fa- 

He is majoring in chemistry, 
with minors in biology aud math- 
ematics. After graduation, he 
plans on working in a plant un- 
til Uncle Sam calls. 

Burchell Stallard 

Bun-hell "'Slew" Stallard. six 
feet and five inches ol human- 
ity, was bfirn one fatal day back 
in 1918 in WUe County, Virginia, 
and to this day considers Ihis 
historic seer on as valuable to him 
as it was fo John Fox. Jr. 

He began his education at 
Mountain View Grade School by 
spending eight years of prepar- 
atory study before ' nter'.ny Coe- 
burn Hi in the fall of '34 He 
only had time to find his appoint- 
d seat before he joined the stal- 
warts for football practice. This 
was the beginning of his four 
years on the high school gridiron, 
and the last two years he was se- 
lected as a member of the All-] 
County team. In (he spring of 
each year he usually limbered up 
his muscles on the cinder track. 

The fall of '38 found "Slow" at 
the University of Vircinin. spend- 
ing one semester playing fresh- 
men football and then due to the 
influence and persuasion of Coach 
Lacey he came to Milligan for 
the s'Tond seme.-ter of that year 
While here he has continued play- 
ing his favorite sport, football, 
and setting a fair pace on the 
track each spring. He is a mem- 
ber of the "M" Club and has 
been a full pledged member of 
the Power House ever since he 
accepted the cordial invita- 
tion he re'-eived soon after his 
arrival on the campus. 

His plans for the future are in 
the hands of Uncle Sam and he 
quotes, "If I am lucky enough to 
return from Tokyo after the war 
has been won, I will then cross 
the bridges as I come to them. 

As hobbies, Burchell prefers 
hunting and fishing, and we 
might add hiking (to Buffalo 
Mountain). Foradvice to the un- 
certain, he quotes, "The world is 
like a big drum, beat it if you 

(Mr. Stallard's picture was not 

Frank Spraker 

July 4, 191S not only pr sent- 
ed to Cripple Creek. Virginia, a 
national holiday but also none 
olher than Frank Spraker, who 
is now better known as Mi ligan's] 
giant football tackle. 

His first eight years of school- 
ing were sp«-nt at Henley's 
Crossroads, and then he entered 
Cripple Creek High School where 
he spent two years, from where 
he went to Wytheville, Virginia, 
to complete his high school work 
While in high school Frank be- 
came prominent as an athlete in 
both football and track; his sen- 
ior year serving as captain of 
these two sports and upon gradu- 
ation received th« medal for being 
the bo k st athlete for that year. 

Frank first spent one sein.ster 
at the University of Virginia be- 
fore he came to Milligian, the 
change was chiefly due Lo his high 
school co.Lch. "Utiet" Brown, an 
alumnus of this school -we also 
have a slight idea that Coach 
Lacey played a part in securing 
this fine football player for us. 
Ever since Frank made his ap- 
pearance on the hill, he has fea- 
tured himseif as the "big buy" in 
the Bufl's line, being selected as 
as an All-Conference tackle last 
year when the Buffaloes finished 
their first undefeated, untied sea- 
son in a blaze of glory. In the 
spring, Frank has also taken 
charge of the weights' division on 
the track team for the past two 

Frank's plans for the future, 
we regret to say, have been in- 
terrupted since your reporter in- 
terviewed him because he recent- 
ly joined the armed forces, but 
we hope he will return to us when 
the war has been won and ob- 
tain his degree. 

To the freshmen, he says, 
"When you get to the end of 
your rope, tie a knot and hang 

(Mr. Spraker' s picture was not ob- 

N e ws and No tes 

Major Edward Bowes conducts 
his Original Amateur Program 
from Miami Beach, Florida, for 
two broadcasts beginning Thurs- 

Ted Alexander 

This "liig Train" was born 
somewhere in Russell County, 
Virginia, Nov. 30, 1919 He ob- 
tained his grade school educa- 
tion at Cross Roads, from where 
he journeyed to Lebanon High 
School for two years of work; 
then to St. Paul for his junior 
year, and again back tu Leb- 
anon where he obtained his di- 

While in high school, Ted was 
a three-sport letterman, playing 
bast-ball, basketball, and foot- 
ball; in his senior year serving as 
captain of the baseball and bas- 
ketball teams, also given the 
Principal's Cup for being voted 
as the outstanding senior in 
scholarship, school spirit, and 
athletics. All this symbolizes his 
"big train" possibilities. 

In the fall of '38 Ted came r~ 
Milligan due to the influence i 
Mil ligan's representative, Mis. 
Cantrell. While wearing the Buf- 
falo robe he has played football 
and baseball, and in his favorite 
sport on the mound he has been 
the "main cog" of the pitching 
staff for the past two years as 
the Laceymen won two S. M. C. 
championships. Again this spring 
we will have to rely on Ted's 
strong right arm plus, a few cur- 

After receiving his sheepskin 
in May, Ted would like to play 
pro ball, but will probably find 
himself in the army as the hus- 
band of a Tennessee school 

During his leisure time he col- 
lects postcards, baseball records, 
and reads. For thefrosh he adds: 
"Take two and then hit to the 

day, March 26, and on that date 
enters his eighth year as a coast- 
to-coast headliner. During its 
successful run, more than 182, 

000 hopeful amateurs have been 
auditioned and 5,500 talented 
aspirants actually were heard 
over the air. 



APR. 3, 1942 

Chapel Speakers 

Dr. Ironside 

On February 26, Dr. Ironside, 
who was conducting a youth 
meeting in Johnson City, spoke 
in chapel from Romans 1:14-18, 
in which Paul makes three de- 
clarations, namely: I a debtor, I 
am ready, and I am not asham- 

He pointed out that Paul felt 
that his knowing Christ made 
him a debtor to make Him 
known to all the world of which 
he comes in contact. Feeling thus, 
he was ready to preach the gos- 
pel ; he was not ashamed to pre- 
sent the message to the great 
scholars in Rome. 

Dr. Ironside said that all of us, 
as Christians, should have the 
same attitude as Paul toward the 
Bible and the Christ of whom he 
speaks, and help preach and 
teach the gospel. 

Rev. Floyd B. Stark 

Rev. Floyd B. Stark of the 
First Baptist Church of Eliza- 
bethton, was guest speaker in the 
chapel March 17. He chose for 
his subject "Living on Wings". 

We are told, he said, that they 
that wait on the Lord shall have 
wings for their souls. We can 
have these wings in life by living 
close to God. 

Living close to God gives bou- 
yancy tolile, makes us desire to 
lift ourselves from sin and com- 
monness and dwell apart from 
things which pull us down. It 
gives us a comprehensiveness, so 
that we can see things in their 
true relationships; it gives pro- 
portion to life; and we begin to 
see life in its entirety and not 
momentary experiences. 

Dr. Chester Swor 

Dr. Chester Swor, Dean of 
Men and Professor of English at 
Mississippi College, near Jackson 
Mississippi, was guest speaker in 
the chapel on Wednesday, 18 .He 
was introduced by Dr. William 
R. Rigell, of the Central Baptist 
Church of Johnson City. 

Dr. Swor chose for his subject, 

New Schedule 

(Contin ued from p age I) 
this year's addition to the fac- 
ulty, is in charge of the Victor- 
ian Literature and Shakespeare 
classes. Doctor Willard, profes- 
sor of modern laneuage and 
ancient history, assumed respon- 
sibility f jr the British Survey and 
Modern Drama courses. Profes- 
sor Long, in addition to his edu- 
cation and philosophy, consen- 
ted to meet the American Liter- 
ature class. 

We are indeed fortunate in 
having such a versatile faculty, 
and through their splendid co- 
operation, the new schedule is 
running smoothly. 

Buffaloes Volunteer 

(Continued from page 1) 
eliminated by the government. 
At the present time Ranger Kir- 
by and his men have 155.000 
acrps of land to protect against 
fire, but they hope to handle all 
emergencies as far as possible. 

Immediately following the 
Ranger's call, the entire group of 
boys volunteered their services 
when needed and Dean Cochrane 
has recently organized the Buff 
fire-fighters into squads and ap- 
pointed the following leaders: 
Cure, Brummitt, Williams, Davis 
Parduc, Stallard, Harmon, Fine, 
and Thomas. 


{Continued from page 2) 

his rules. Germany must be out- 
produced and then defeated mili- 
tarily. When we recognize this 
fact, rationing and other controls 
take on a new meaning to many 
of us. We are not to do without 
sugar and razor blades so that the 
soldier can have more of these 
commodities for his comfort. The 
reason for such moves lies far 
deeper than this. It is a question 
of diverting available resources 
to the production of war goods. 
The present producer of razor 
blades will find himself producing 
military equipment and thesteel 
from which he produced razor 
blades may be used to produce 
more and better guns. Until the 
situation is viewed in this light 
all controls over production will 
be misunderstood and will not 
call forth the proper amount of 
civilian cooperation. 

In the end, our ability to win 
the present conflict may depend 
directly upon our ability and our 
willingness to restrict consump- 
tion of goods at home. This is a 
total war and it will not be won 
until the efforts of all our peoples 
are dedicated to the task at 

"Scrap Iron'', and he presented 
it in such a manner that he held 
the student body spell bound. He 
began by pointing out that a 
person who makes trie collecting 
of scrap iron his business, wil 
grow wealthy from it, just by 
taking advantage of something 
that others don't want. 

Many students, Dr. Swor said, 
throw away things that are val- 
uable, and free of charge. Others 
don't and at the end of four 
years of school they have a per- 
sonality that is distinctly enrich- 
ed by having cashed in on this 
"scrap iron". 

In conclusion he challenged us 
to pickup the "scrap iron" and 
cash in, and in so doing come out 
at the end with a life with rich- 
ness of personality that makes it 
really worth living. 


(Continued from page 3) 

from the "fountain of youth." 
That "sly" girl wouldn't fill my 
cud full until the tenth time. By 
this time I was rather childish 
Some bird introduced me to an 
abstract number and I immedi- 
ately aged ten years. 

All in all I had a splendid time 
as did the rest of the boys and 
went home contented. 


Girl's Party 

presented to Anna Margaret 
Guinn, who had given to editor, 
Lawrence Gi-liam, a miniature 
copy of the 1983 BUFFALO. The 
party was continued in Hardin 
Hall, where the porch represent- 
ed a big circus tent with supreme 
barker, Blanche Fair, presenting 
meal tickets, and money to the 
Carnival goers. Appropriate signs 
such as "Deposits from Outside", 
'Beware of Pick-pockets" ; etc. 
hanging cvesywher**. 

In the midway appeared such 
wonders as the three "bees" of 
Egypt, the great hairless dog, 
and the ferocious "line". In the 
various rooms on first floor were 
found the "dollar a kij-s" booth 
for men only ; "Jo-Jo", the dog- 
faced girl, Andrew Jackson's 
home, the fortune-tellers, a 
haunted house, and a "shoot 
Hitler'* booth, with prizes given 
to the best marksmen. 

The crowd was refreshed at 
the "Fountain of Youth" with 
pink lemonade, and served with 
ice cream. A vote of thanks goes 
to the girls on first, who donated 
then rooms, and to the commit- 
tees who made a success ol the 

Army Needs Officers 

(Continued from page 2) 
versities to enable students to 
train for Lieutenantcies. 

The Army Information Ser- 
vice advises all collegians and 
others of college age to ask local 
army authorities for further in- 
formation about branches oTthe 
armed forces in which they may 

Mrs. Bowman 

Mrs. W. H. Bowman, Dean of 
Women, was a charming hostess, 
Tuesday afternoon, March 17, 
when the girls of the senior class 
were her guests at the fashion 
show held in the John Sevier ball 
room. The show was sponsored 
by the Monday Club and held by 
the Pennsylvania Airlines and 
Kings Inc. 

The entire feminine half of the 
class attended and reported "a 
grand time was had by all." 

Uncle Sam Calls Again 

(Continued from page 1) 
our country will soon carry to 
the Japs. "We are confident that 
Frank will be a strong, clean 
soldier as hefaces this-task, which 
we must all admit is a diffcult 
and serious one. 

Ess. RrSS ess 
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Published Semi~Monthly By The Students 


VOL. 7. 




Pardee Hall, Home Of The Milligan Buffaloes 

Business Administration 
To Be Offered In '43 

Milligan College, because of 
the increased demand for work- 
ers in the field of commerce, has 
modified her curriculum to meet 
these demands. Beginning Sep- 
tember, 1942, a degree of Bache- 
lor of Science in commerce will 
be conferred upon the students 
who complete a required course 
of study. 

The program of studies must 
include twelve hours of English, 
twelve hours of social science, 
eight hours of laboratory science, 
six hours each of history, psycho- 
logy, sacred literature, and eco- 
nomics. Forty hours from the 
(Continued on Page 6) 

Emma Good Presents 

Senior Recital in 


Miss Floyd Childs presented 
Miss Emma Good in her senior 
recital in speech, Friday evening, 
April 17, in the college auditor- 
ium. A most enthusiastic audi- 
ence attended and eDjoyed the 
well prepared program. 

Miss Good was ably assisted 
by Miss Florence Hale, pianist, 
student of Miss Francis L. Year- 

The following program was 
given : 

The White Cliffs — Alice Miller 
Miss Good 
(Continued on page 6) | 

Kathryn Davis Presents 

Senior Recital in 


Miss Kathryn Davis, mezzo- 
contralto appeared in a senior 
recital in the college auditorium, 
Tuesday, March 31, at 8 p. m. 

Miss Davis not only possesses 
a voice of excellent quality but is 
a spiendid musician as well, giv- 
ing a fine background for the pro- 
gram she presented. The program 
consisted of "arias" from the 
early seventeenth century opera 
by Peri, art songs of the roman- 
tic era, and closed with a mod- 
ern group of twentieth century 

Class V-7 To Close 

Termination of Class V-7 prog- 
ram on or about May 1, 1942, 
has been announced by Rear Ad- 
miral Randall Jacobs, Chief of 
the Bureau of Navigation, Navy 
Department, Washington, D. C. , 
according to information received 
from the Public Relations Office 
of the Eighth Naval District. 

After that date the only meth- 
od by which applicants will be 
taken into Class V-7, which is 
training for general deck and en- 
gineering duty, will be via the 
Class V-l Accredited College 

College graduates meeting cer- 
tain requirements may at present 
obtain Class V-7 program train- 
(Continued on page 6) 



APR. 2.". 1942 



Published bi-weekly by the students of Milligan 

— S 

Editor — — — — — — Charles Akard 

Junior Associate Editor — — Gelda Bernie 

Feature Editors — — Mary Sue Rimistaff, 

Kathryn Davis, Nell Slay. David Trotter. 

Sports Editor — — — — Jack Ankeny 

Girls' Sports — Elizabeth Franklin, Kitty Allen 
Reporters — — — — Lawrence Gilliam, 

Doug Riddle, Virginia Burkett, Doug King, 
Jean Mitchell, June Farmer. Lucy Shaw, 
Velma Darbo, Marjorie A. Lily, Mildred 
Reel, Mary Hawkins, Steve Bowen. 
Contributor — — — — Prof. J. F. Holly 

Circulation Managers — G. C. Hayes, Duane 

Typists — — Lake Johnson, Gene McNeeley. 


Director of Printing A. W. Gray 

Assistant - - Mrs. A. W. Gray 

Type setters: Charles Akard. Fred Greer, 

Phyllis Gray, Ruth Gray, John Davis. 

This publication endeavors to foster the idea^ 
for which the student body i= ever striving; 
namely, higher scholarship, cleaner sportsman- 
ship, and finer comradeship. It endeavors to rep- 
resent the school in all its aspects and to print 
in an accurate and engaging way, everything of 
news interest concerning it. 

KEEP IT UP! ! ! 

The Buffalo base-runners made it five 
straight victories Tuesday when they defeated 
Tusculum for the second time this season by the 
score of 16-6. 

MARS HILL, Here They Come! ! 

Today our entire aggregation of spring ath- 
letes will journey to Mars Hill in quest of 
victories in tennis, track, and baseball. Good 
luck, boys ! 


Captain C. M. Eyler recently notified Presi- 
dent Burns that he would be given a leave of ab- 
sence from his duties in Washington so that he 
may attend the commencement exercises. 

FLASH! ! ! 

The 1941-42 BUFFALO is now off the press. 
Remember, students, we can get them when we 
meet our obligations. Let's do so at the earliest. 


by J. F. HOLLY 

Associate Mother of America 

Mrs. C. E. Burns, wife of our president, was 
recently named by the Golden Rule Foundation 
as Associate Mother of America. 

Each year since 1935, the Foundation has se- 
lected a mother who has done an outstanding job 
of rearing her children, and give her the honor- 
able title of "American Mother." Through the 
medium of the radio, press, and personal appear- 
ences they give her a chance to encourage and 
help young women in the all important and diffi- 
cult position of ''home executive." 

This year because of war conditions and a 

greater need for the helping of suffering mothers 

and children, three mothers have been named, 

and others may be appointed later. Mrs. William 

(Continued on Page 6) 

Milligan Will Serve The Navy 

Below is a copy of the letter which President 
Burns recently received from Frank Knox, Sec- 
retary of the Navy. 

Washington, D. C. 

April 9, 1942 

Pres. C. E. Burns 
Milligan College 
Milligan, Tennessee 

Dear Sir; 

The Navy is proud that your college has un- 
dertaken our V-l plan for training freshmen and 
sophomores as officer material. Please tell your 
young men who apply for enlistment and train- 
ing under this plan that they will be serving the 
nation if they continue their college courses no 
less than those of your alumni who are already in 
active service. The Navy knows your institution 
and your V-l students will do their part. 

Frank Knox 
Secretary of the Navy 

PESt transitions from a war. 
economy to a peace economy 
have been difficult and the tran- 
sition periods have been charac- 
terized by widespread unemploy- 
ment, vice and misery. The de- 
cline of demand for war goods 
has not been offset by an accom- 
panying increase in the demand 
for consumer goods. The result, 
of course, is idle men and idle 

At the end of the present de- 
bacle similar results will be in 
evidence unless steps are taken 
which will counteract the decline 
in war-goods production. In 
short, if we are to prevent stag- 
gering post-war unemployment 
and depression, something must 
be done which will lead to the 
employment of as many men in 
peacetime pursuits as are now 
employed in war industries and 

The scope of this article does 
not permit a detailed analysis of 
the ways for bringing such a 
result, but some overall state- 
ments can be made. Briefly, 
there are at least three programs 
that can be used in cushioning 
the return to a peace economy. 

First, it is essential that infla- 
tion be prevented during the war. 
Such a program, to be effective, 
must stop inflation at its source. 
In other words excess purchasing 
power must be kept out of circu- 
lation to prevent price increases. 
This means increased taxation 
and increased savings. 

Secondly, a back-log of pur- 
chasing power should be built up 
which will provide a stimulus to 
consumer goods industries once 
the war is over. This will necessi- 
tate increased saving; perhaps 
compulsory savings. 

Finally, all additions to our 
national wealth, such as new 
buildings and new roads which 
can be postponed for future con- 
struction should be deferred. This 
will provide a stimulus to dur- 
able goods industries when new 
construction becomes possible af- 
ter the present emergency is over. 
(Continued on page 6) 

ATR. 25. P42 





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ztkcmd -y renter 

According to 'Ole Man leather we're some- 
times in doubt about spring's being here - - but 
just by looking around the campus - well, you 
can draw your own conclusions. Have fun kids, 
you've got only six weeks 'til vacation. 

Martha, we haven't noticed a rationing of 
"sugar" lately. Ineidently, her supply may never 
be rationed. 

Maupin believes in keeping the girls at "arms 
length." What do you think, Marie? 

Flowers to Jeanne and Jessee - - quite a 
cute couple, don't you think? 

Suppose you've all observed Joe steadily con- 
ferening our Mississippi blonde - - Nice going. 

Ted, you're a wonder - - we'd really like to 
know how you manage. 

Sugar is gaining notoriety as our Isaac Wal- 
ton - - must be that handsome outfit he wears 
while sitting on Buffalo's banks holding his pole. 

Come on 'Bama, you're breaking someone's 
heart by running off to town like that. 

Wonder how Trotter is getting along with his 
chemistry project. It appears to us like spontan- 
eous conbustion! 

The most traveled road these days leads 
from Milligan to Washington and Vicinity --we 
wonder ! 

Why was Marjorie Cross so unhappy Friday 
night - - and why didn't she get any supper? 

Well. Tompkins, being best man must have 
been fun, but wouldn't a double wedding have 
been better? 

A certain brunette seems to be Alabama's 
latest heart throb. We heard he called for her af- 
ter his recent collision on the baseball field. 

Could Bill Coleman possibly be worried 
about his recent competition. 

Evelyn, thst's really a good addition to your 
display of photographs 

Has Jeff decided where that soft, sweet whis- 
tle comes from? 

Jocko, please don't scare her like that any- 
more - - she has a weak heart. 

Why wait longer, Paul? After all, there are 
only about four more weeks. 

"Haste makes Waste", Nettie. Watch your 

Kermit, there at last seems to be a slight 
break-up. Now's your chance. 

Why does Imogene Odom sing "Somebody 
Else Is Taking My Place" so much? 

Delay is fatal, Pardue. Ask her now. 

We presume you've all met "The Suitcase 
Twins," or have you? 

Seems that life has returned to normal again 
for our cross-country hikers - - we were all pull- 
ing for you! 

For the low-down on Carico and that week- 
end at home, see Pardue. 

Florence seems to be treading on air these 
days -- could it be Georgetown et all? 

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the "Short" 
following "Kathryn The Great." 

Miss Man - Nannette Mathes names her post- 
runner-up, Mary Jane Hawkins, "Miss Domes- 
ticity." (She does wonders with a potato.) 

The final remains of "Alice Blue Gown" was 
laid to rest in peace on Monday night, April 13. 
To Nita we express our deepest sympathy. 

"Stoney" Stallard gallops from Betey Town 
tri-weekly to attend his heart-warming psychol- 
ogy class, where he "beats around the bush" with 

What would we do without: 

- - Alabama in there pitching. 

- - Green pastures to graze in. 

- - Bo's red socks on the diamond. 
-- "Big Train's" right arm. 

- - Termite's hidden beaut}-. 

- - Men at Hardin Hall during conference. 
locko to give us cream for the coffee. 

- - Tip to whistle when the girls walk by. 

- - 'Lil Abner's broad sholders to hide behind. 

- - After chapel meetings to delay classes. 
-- The best shortstop in the club. 

- - The witty trio in the back of chapel. 
What is the meaning of Bo explaining to 

Margie, "Ich liebe dich!" 

Ask Alabama about the "The Courtship of 
K. R." 

Why did the faces of Abner, Pie, Bo, and 
Tommy shine like "new moons last Thursday 
nignt? Could it be the Moonglow of the neon 

Mary Sue's favorite song these days seems 
to be "I Don't Want to Walk Without You, Har- 
ry." By the way, Sue, what happened to you last 

-James Mooie should rate headlines, but we 
will give him a special column next time if he 
beau Junior again. 

Mid, it really worked, didn'tit. 

For information on the most secluded spot 
in the store, see Faust. 

pi H\ Hi |§| 


In case you are down in the 
dumps — get me a tire. 

Minds are like parachutes, 
they won't work unless they are 

Akard is writing a new play, 
"Letters to Lucy." It's a "mello- 

So many activities at the end 
of the year cause a "blooming 
buzzing confusion." 

Now that tires are being ra- 
tioned, let's hope that we have 
enough shoe leather to go 'round. 

The itch to get married has 
kept many an old maid scratch- 
ing for a husband. 

Congratulations, Mrs. Jarreet. 
You have done your part in mak- 
ing another soldier happy for 
Uncle Sam. 



APR. 25,1942 


By Sports Editors 

BONDS and 


points to lead the Buffs by plac- 
ing first in three events; he was 
followed closely by "Pie" Garner 
with 14 points, who placed sec- 
ond among Milligan's "point- 
getters'' as he competed in his 
first college track meet. Ankeny 
came in third with 11 markers 
by his fancy running and jump- 
ing in the dashes and low hur- 
dles. For the visitors, Shelly 
led the entire meet in points 
by garnering 19. 

To us, the most exciting event 
of the evening lound Milligan's 
towering football centers running 
the high hurdles with "Sugar" 
Cure out-stepping Garner for 
first place. 

The events ran as follows : 

Shot-Put: 1. Steiwalt (B) 2. 
Garner (M) 3. Cure (M). 

100 Yd. Dash: 1. Maupin (M) 
2. Ankeny (M) 3. Morante(B). 

1 Mile: 1. Hambrick (B) 2. 
(Continued on page 6) 

Buff Netters Lose 

Coach Thompson took his par- 
.ially inexperienced racket boys 
,o Tusculum April 16 to encoun- 
,er Clyde Dennis' Pioneer squad 
)n the clay courts. The Buffs 
ost 6-1 but the final score is 
lardly indicative of the close- 
less of the contest. Four of the 
ieven matches went to three sets 
ind we still think our netters 
vill come through when they get 
i little more experience under 
heir belts. 

Here's a summary of the meet: 

Raetz (T) defeated Greer (M) 
i-1, 6-3. 

Bixby (T) defeated Mathes 
M) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. 

Doty (T) defeated Gilbert (M) 
i-3, 6-3. 

Tomai (T) defeated Peterson 
M) 6-2, 6-4. 

Mummert (T) defeated Tomp- 
kins (M) 6-2, 6-4. 

Greer and Mathes (M) defea- 
ted Raetz and Bixby (T) 6-4, 
1-6, 3-6. 

Doty and Foami (T) defeated 
Gilbert and Peterson (M) 6-4, 
4-6, 6-1. 

Buffalettes Win 

The Milligan Buffalettes play- 
ed a volley ball game with Tenn- 
essee State April 7 while the 
Buffaloes were conquering the 
"Buc Nine". 

The Buffalettes won the 
smashing victory 36-18. Milli- 
gan's lineup included Mae Kiser, 
Kitty Allen, Aline Hyder, Es- 
telle Skeen, Helen Graybeal, Es- 
telle Bayless, Marjorie Cross, 
Edna Perez, Ruth Rich, Juanita 
Johnson, Doris Tweed, and 
Mildred Daughtery. 

Basketeer Sideline 

Two weeks ago Captain C. M. 
Eyler received a letter from the 
manager of the Cincinnati Bible 
Seminary basketball team which 
reads as follows: 

"The Cincinnati Bible Semi- 
nary team met last week and se- 
lected their 'all-opponents' team, 
and I thought you might be in- 
terested in the results, as four 
Milligan players were represent- 
ed. Akard, Cure, and Hays were 
chosen on the first team and 
Garner was given honorable 
mention. I don't hesitate to say 
that your team was the strong- 
est that we met this year, and 
that the competition appears to 
be much stronger in Tennessee 
than among the small colleges of 
this section. I hope that we may 
again have the pleasure of com- 
peting with you at some future 

Congratulations, boys! 

Sluggers Still 

Last Saturday at Caswell Park 
in Knoxville, Tennessee, Coach 
Lacey took the wraps off of his 
star pitcher, Ted Alexander, and 
sent him to the Smokie mound 
in conquest of his third victory 
at the expense of the Tennessee 
Vols. The entire club had the one 
desire - keep their perfect record. 

It took "Big Train" only one 
inning to prove to his opposition 
that he was ready to pin their 
ears back with his strong right 
arm, and we admit he and his 
battery mate, "Bo" Brummitt, 
displayed the effectiveness of a 
good combination on the dia- 

The game was marred by sev- 
eral errors; the Vols managed to 
score only one run which came in 
the first frame, while the Buffs 
collected 10 hits and scored 8 

C-N Nine Defeated 

The Buffaloes faced the windy, 
cool weather along with the 
Carson-Newman Eagles out at 
Soldiers Home two weeks ago as 
they endeavored to keep their 
slate clean before facing U. T. 

As soon as Alexander again 
took the mound for us there was 
never any doubt concerning the 
outcome as he limited the Eagles 
to 6 hits while his teammates 
gave him perfect support and 
collected 12 hits. 

At the nlate Charlie Akard, 
Buff short stop, led the attack 
with two doubles and a single but 
the real slugging was contributed 
by Tipton with a homer in the 
first and Pardue's triple in the 
fifth. Monger was the losing pit 
cher with the score being 6 — 3. 

runs on Walter Slater. Lane led 
our attack with a triple and 

Alexander was never pressed 
closely but when runners did 
manage to reach second base, he 
always pitched himself out of 
danger. His easiest victim of the 
day was Ike Peel, U. T.'s senior 
I third baseman, whom he struck 
out four times. 

Keep hustling, boys, for if you 
do, you are capable of complet- 
ing your schedule undefeated. 

Base-runners Opened 
With Teachers 

Coach Lacey and his diamond 
boys opened their baseball sea- 
son April 7, when they rekindled 
the traditional rivalry with Tea- 
chers College. The stage was set 
as Curtiss walked to the mound 
(Continued on page 5) 






Laceymen Defeat 

Last Tuesday the Buffalo bats 
slowed up a bit, but with very 
good pitching saw the Tusculum 
"spike-boys" subdued by a mar- 
gin of four runs. 

Cross hurled the first five 
frames and was the winning pit- 
cher; this was his first appear- 
ance on the mound this season 
and we hope he will be able to 
continue his elbow work for our 
cause. Alexander finished the 
game retiring the Pioneer Bat- 
ters easily. 


By Mary Sue 

Margie Wnisner 

Teachers Beaten First 

(Continued from page 4) 

to face the "to date untested" 
Buffalo bats. Everything went 
well with him until the fifth in- 
ning when the Buff's first line-up 
for the season opened up with a 
barrage of hits as they drove Cur- 
tiss to the showers after nine runs 
had crossed the plate. 

In the meantime, "Big Train'' 
Alexander warmed up his arm as 
he found the Buos easy sailing 
with the veteran "Bo" Brum- 
mitt behind the plate. Around 
the Buff's infield we found Harry 
Fine at first base, Herman Lane 
on second, Charlie Akard at 
shortstop, and Kermit Tipton 
holding down the hot corner. In 
the outfield were Pierce. Pardue, 
and Carico. 

After the sixth inning, Earl 
Peters relieved Alexander on the 
mound, but just before Ted re- 
tired he joined the "hit parade" 
when he smashed a long home 
run over the right fielder's head. 
Pierce, Lane, and Brummitt pac- 
ed the attack as the Buffs out-hit 
their opponents before coming 
back for supper with clean spikes 
and a 17-6 victory. 


ews an< 



Johnny, the Call Boy, on 
CBS's Friday evening "Philip 
Morris Playhouse" and on Sun- 
day's "Crime Doctor," is sent to 
a throat specialist every week for 
a check-up of those famous vocal 

Margie Whisner was born in 
Braemer, Tennessee, June 7,1921. 
She lived there a short while and 
then moved first one place, then 
another. She came to Elizabeth- 
ton when she was about 7 years 

Margie began her school ca 
reer at the age of four and finish 
ed grammar school in Elizabeth- 
ton. She attended Elizabethton 
High, 1934-'38, belonging to the 
Debating Club, Home Ec. Club, 
Sponsor Club, Aristotle Club, 
and a member of the Junior 
High and High School Orchestra. 

She came to Milligan in the 
fall of '38 and has been a day 
student all four years. She has a 
major in Chemistry, with minors 
in Biology and Mathematics. At 
Milligan she has been a member 
of the Glee Club, Dramatic Club 
and Intramurals. She is Lab In- 
structor for Dr. Thompson in the 
Department of Chemistry. Her 
ambition is to be a top-notch 
chemist. Luck to you Margie! 

Her hobbies are tennis and 
music; her advice to freshmen is 
"Chemistry isn't half bad!" 

ma Good in her sent 
speech, Friday evenin 
in the college auditc 
lost enthusiastic aur 
nded and enjoyed t'. 
ued program, 
ood was ably assist 
Florence Hale, piani: 

■ Art- -- 17„n :~.T -tr. 

Mary Kay McQueen 

Mary McQueen, "the girl with 
the cool and limpid green eyes," 
says she was born a long time 
ago in Butler, Tennessee. Shi 

Nathaniel Taylor 
Williams III 

This handsome "Romeo" 
known to us as N. T. comes to 
Milligan fromElizabethton, hav- 
ing lived there all of his life, 
which began February 9, 1920. 
He started to school there and 
completed both elementary and 
high school. During his high 
school years he held various class 
offices, and was a member of the 
Debating Club, Dramatic Club, 
Modern Thespians, "E" Club, 
having participated in tennis, 
golf, and track. 

N. T. was a boy scout, holding 
the office as Counselor for two 
years at Camp Unaka in Bristol. 
He also had two years of R. 0. 
T. C. and the honor of becoming 
an officer in that group. 

He came to Milligan in the fall 
of '38, and has been a day stu- 
dent all four years. He chose his- 
tory and economics as majors 
with a minor in Psychology, thus 
securing an A. B. degree. At Mil- 
ligan he has been a member of 
the Dramatic Club, and the Al- 
(Continued on Page 6) 

went to grammar school at But- 
ler and then moved to the big 
city of Betsy Town, continuing 
her education in Junior High 
and High School. In high school, 
she was president of the Sub-Deb 
Club for a long time, played 
basketball and belonged to the 
Home Ec Club, Debating, Mod- 
ern Thespians, and was a mem- 
ber of the "Carterian" Staff. 

She started to school at Milli- 
gan just after high school grad- 
uation; got a job and quit school. 
Milligan lured her back but she 
still continued working. She has 
been a day studeut all four 
years; her major is in New Test- 
ament, minoring in English and 
history. After graduation she 
plans to join the army (Incident- 
ally she is wearing a diamond, so 
it may be the army of house- 

Her favorite sports are foot 
ball and basketball and swim- 
ming. She likes to sing, it being 
her favorite pastime for en- 

In The Chapel 

Dr. John T. Stone 
Dr. John Timothy Stone, of 
Chicago, was guest speaker in the 
chapel on April 1. He was in- 
troduced by Dr. R. C. Rankin of 
Johnson City. He spoke briefly 
on "Men of action who control 
the present, and men of thought 
who control the future". 

Mr. Nat Winston 
Mr. Nat Winston of Johnson 
City was in charge of chapel on 
April 8. He presented to us a 
movie, "Our Western Front", 
after which he made a plea for 
United Relief for China. He ask- 
ed that we make a small contri- 
bution for those "behind the 

Mr. Winston pointed out that 
due to the favorable rate of ex- 
change one dollar here is worth 
j thirty-two there. So by this ex- 
change we can aid with even our 
dimes and quarters to a great ex- 
tent, those who have been fight- 
ing longest for democracy. 

Contributions may be left with 
Miss Violet May. 

Rev. and Mrs. Floyd Stark and 
Mr. Keith 

Rev. and Mrs. Floyd B. Stark 
of the First Baptist Church of 
Elizabethton and Mr. Keith, 
their new educational and music 
director from Jacksonville, Flori- 
da were guests in chapel on April 

Mr. Keith led the group in 
singing "You Can Smile". He was 
accompanied by Mrs. Stark at 
the piano. 

Mr. Keith sang "Lord's Pray- 
er"(Pearl Curran) "Shipmates of 
Mine"(Sandalsons) and a spirit- 
ual, "Lord, I Want To Be a 
Christian in My Heart." 

Rev. Stark prayed the prayer 
of benediction. 

Reverend Beiderwieden 

On Friday, April 3, we had in 
the chapel Reverend Beiderwie- 
den of the Lutheran Church, who 
talked with us for a few moments 
on "Preparation for the Easter 
Festival." The group sang 
"Christ Arose," and the scripture 
used was Corinthians 15: 17, 18, 

(Continued on page 6) 



APR. 25, 1942 

Associate Mother 

(Contin ued from page 2) 
X. Berry of Greensboro, N. C. 
was named "American Mother" 
and Mrs. Burns and Mrs. Booth 
as Associates. The extent of each 
territory is not yet known but it 
is certain that Mrs. Burns is to 
represent Tennessee. 

It is not the quantity oi the 
chilaren but the quality of them 
that makes a mother eligible for 
this honor. Each child is investi- 
gated carefully and this in a large 
measure determines the worthi- 
ness of the selectee. 

Most of us know Mrs. Burns, 
but few know about her early 
history. She is a native of the 
hill country of Missouri, meeting 
and marrying our President in 
St. Louis while he was chief clerk 
in a freight office there. Scarcely- 
had two years passed when the 
call of the ministry lay heavily 
on their hearts. In 1908, Mr. 
Burns enrolled in Hiram College. 
During these four years of col- 
lege. Mrs. Burns was by her hus- 
bands side and often replenished 
the scant larder by her needle 
and 1 nimbie. 

Everywhere they have lived 
Mrs. Burns has shown great in- 
terest in all church and club 
work. At the close of the first 
World War, she was active in 
Red Cross work, assisting the dis- 
abled soldier to find work, or 
aiding him in finding his family 
or friends. She began the Proba- 
tion work in Porter County, In- 
diana, working with the Juvenile 

It is of great interest to note 
through all these activities she 
put her children and home first. 
She was seamstress, laundress, 
baker, nurse, housekeeper, teach- 
er and pal to the seven Burns 
children and many others that 
gravitated to the Burns' fireside 
to be mothered. Work was plan- 
ned for all, but a play period was 
always set aside when mother 
and children and most of the 
neighborhood children took part. 
From babyhood each child was 
taught to work and the thrill of 
creative accomplishment. Never 
was Mrs. Burns too busy to give 
help or to listen to any problem. 

Chapel Speakers 

(Continued from page 5) 

Easter is and always will re- 
main the anniversary of the 
Lord's resurrection from the 
grave, he pointed out. The im- 
portance of the fact, is what 
would be the situation if he had 
not. Paul says, If He be not 
raised then we are yi't in sin. If 
He had been found that morning 
dead, then He would not be our 
savior. His fraud would have been 
exposed. What a grim, dark, dis- 
agreeable situation, if he had not 
risen, but-- the grave was emp- 
ty. We can be sure that if the 
body had been found, it would 
have been produced b3' Pilate 
and the others. 

So bright then is our future, 
because he did rise. Resurrection 
proves that he is God, and could 
live a perfect and sinless life. 

The stone from the grave is 
rolled away before the entrance 
of hell. 

Christ is first fruits, he pointed 
out. He has risen and inevitably, 
you and I shall rise from the 

'With the resurrection came a 
change in death. Formerly it was 
a prison house, but now it can't 
hold, because, CHRIST AROSE, 
and we can go straight through 
death into Heaven and sure sal- 

Emma Good's Recital 

(Continued from page 1) 
Liebesfreud — — Kreisler 

Miss Hale 
The Twelve Pound Look 

James Barrie 
Miss Good 

Each child was given an opport 
unity for all the musical educat 
ion and schooling that he would 
take, and from the honors that 
most of the children have been 
able to achieve it "took". 

Mrs. Burns has been a mother 
to many more than the Burns 
children, and it is evidenced an- 
nually when she receives an array 
of Mothers Day Greetings from 
many points to "One Who Has 
Been a Mother to Me" (For more 
details read April 19 Press-Chron 


(Continued from page 2) 

The program as outlined calls 
for immediate action now. Unless 
the future is planned in advance 
there is little reason for express- 
ing the belief that our return to 
a peace economy will be easy 
and harmless. We can make the 
return one of full employment, 
but such a return requires wide- 
spread planning and sacrifices at 
the present time. 

Class V-7 To Close 

(Continued from page 1) 
ing, but after May 1 only young 
men enrolled or accepted for en- 
rollment in accredited colleges 
between the ages af 17 and 19, 
who are of good character, who 
can meet the physical standards 
for enlisted men and who attend 
college at their own expense will 
be accepted as Class V-l leading 
to Class V-7 training. 

Commercial Course 

(Continued from page 1) 
field of accounting, statistics, 
management, business organiza- 
tion, banking, economic geogra- 
phy. and labor problems are nec- 
essary. Tne above program must 
be accompanied by two minor 
subjects of not fewer than twelve 
semester hours each. One minor 
must be social science, and the 
second can be elected from the 
following: mathematics, history, 
psychology, or secretarial science. 

Our Sympathy 

We, the faculty and student 
body of Milligan College, take 
this means expressing to Profes- 
sor Cochrane our deepest and 
most sincere sympathy in the 
recent loss of his mother. 

N T.Williams 

(Continued from page 5) 
pha Psi Omega. He now holds 
the office nf. S'iae.BEpsidentin the 
Alpoon as Alexander Jeen very 
outie mound for us thertf the col- 
leg*ny doubt concerningnned to 
entje as he limited the E:ollege in 
Wai's while his teamnrtion but 
at tim perfect support is in re- 
servd 12 hits. Officers 

Trehe Dlate Charlie Al? will en- 
ter sotaeVnTie l«A. She Her. 

Swimming, tennis, golf, gym 
work, track, and ping pong are 
his favorite sports; but in his 
pastimes are eating, dancing, and 

Track Boys Win 

(Continued from page 4) 
Gravely (M) 3. Trotter (M). 

High Hurdles: 1. Cure (M) 2. 
Garner (M) 3. Shelly (B). 

440 Yd. Run: 1. Stallard (M) 
2. Miller (M) 3. Daniels (M). 

Pole- Vault: 1. Bane (B) 2. Hall 

220 Yd. Dash: l.Maupin (M) 
2. Ankeny (M) 3 Morante(M). 

Discus: 1. Garner (M) 2. Har- 
mon (M) 3. Starnes (M). 

High Jump: 1. Shelley (B) 2. 
Huffman (B) 3. Cure (M). 

Javelin: 1. Maupin (M) 2. Har- 
mon (M) 3. Steiwalt (B). 

2 Mile: 1. Dolan (B) 2. Grav- 
ely (M) 3. Trotter (M). 

SSOYd. Run: 1. Shelley (B) 
2. Daniels (M) 3. Hambrick (B) 

Broad Jump: 1. Shelley (B) 2. 
Gaxn£T-(Ml-& HaJl^M}^ 

Low Hurdles: 1. Ankeny (M) 
2. Shelley(B) 3. Louis (B). 

Volunteer Band Report 

The Easter program of the 
Volunteer Band was given by 
Prof. Carpenter; the theme was 
the "power of the resurrection." 
Since Easter the programs will, 
until the end of this school year, 
be concerned with the events in 
Jesus' life after the resurrection, 
and up to the ascension. 

The Lord I love went on ahead 
To make a home for me. He 
said He would come back again 
and He, gracious love, He 
wrote to me! 

And foolish I that could not 
find the road alone. He told 
me things that all earth's wise 
men and its kings have never 
guessed. Yet L foreknow if I but 
read His word. And Oh, such 
depths of love on every sheet! 
My soul is trembling at His 

What would He think of me if 
when I saw Him, I should say, 
"I was too busy ever}' day to 
read what thou didst write me 
I really hadn't time for Thee". 

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Published Semi-Monthly By The Students 

VOL. 7. 


NUMBER 3 0. 

President and Mrs. 
H. J. Derthick Honored 

On Saturday, April 25, a very 
impressive chapel exercise was 
held in the auditorium. H. J. 
Derthick, President Emeritus, 
gave one of his inspiring addres- 
ses which was the third he has 
given to the student body since 
his retirement from the presi- 
dency of the college. Among those 
present were Mr. A. B. Crouch 
Chairman of the Board of Trus- 
tees and Mrs. L. W. McCown, a 
member of the Board of Trus- 
tees. During the address Mrs. 
(Continued on page 8) 

The 1942 May Festival 

On Friday, May 1, MUHgan 
College presented its annual May 
Day Festival before an audience 
composed of students, newcom- 
ers, parents, and guest. Reigning 
over the festival were the Queen 
and King of the May, Lake John- 
son and Mike Davis. 

The key note of the festival, 
chosen with an eye to current 
world events, was a patriotic one, 
and the aim, as -staled by the an- 
nouncer, David Trotter, was "to 
portray the development of 
America to what she is today 
through the gifts of all nations. 
(Continued on page 8) 

Faculty Honor Seniors 
With Banquet 

The Milligan College faculty 
honored the senior class Monday 
night, May IS, with an elaborate 
banquet at The Parish House of 
St. John's Church in Johnson 
City, Tennessee. 

With the exception of only a 
few, the entire aggregation of 
seniors attended the "victory" 
banquet and enjoyed the delic- 
ious dinner and were entertained 
with the following program: 
Toast to Seniors — President 

(Continued on page 8) 


Rev. Harry R. Cooke 

Will Preach 


Dr. T. K. Smith To 

Be Speaker for 


Sunday morning, May 24, 
1942, in the college auditorium 
Rev. Harry R. Cooke, pastor of 
the First Christian Church of 
Knoxville, will present the bac- 
( Continued on page 8J 



MAY 22, 1942 



Published bi-weekly by the students of Milligan 


Editor — — — — — — Charles Akard 

Junior Associate Editor — — Gelda Bernie 

Feature Editors — — Mary Sue Ringstaff, 

Kathryn Davis, Nell Slay. David Trotter. 

Sports Editor — — — — Jack Ankeny 

Girls' Sports — Elizabeth Franklin, Kitty Allen 
Reporters — — — — Lawrence Gilliam, 

Doug Riddle, Virginia Burkett, Doug King. 
Jean Mitchell, June Farmer, Lucy Shaw, 
Yelma Darbo, Marjorie A. Lily, Mildred 
Reel, Mar}- Hawkins, Steve Bowen. 
Contributor — — — — Prof. J. F. Holly 

Circulation Managers — G. C. Hayes, Duane 

Typists — — Lake Johnson, Gene McNeeley. 


Director of Printing AW. Gray 

Assistant - - Mrs. A. W. Gray 

Typesetters: Charles Akard, Fred Greer, 

Phyllis Gray, Ruth Gray, John Davis. 

This publication endeavors to foster the ideals! 
for which the student body is ever striving;!; 
namely, higher scholarship, cleaner sportsman- 
ship, and finer comradeship. It endeavors to rep-, 
resent the school in all its aspects and to print | 
in an accurate and engaging way, everything oft 
news interest concerning it. 

(Retiring Editor) 

(42-i3 Editor) 

Your retiring editor hopes that you have 
enjoyed your STAMPEDE and if you have, some 
of his efforts at least have not been in vain. We, 
the staff, realize that the papers are not what 
they could be if we had better facilities in the 
press for publishing them, but Milligan College is 
lucky to have the present press equipment that 
she does and we have enjoyed trying to please 

Next year Gelda Bernie will be your editor. 
I suggest that those of you who are on the 42-43 
staff to remember that cooperation is necessary 
in organizing and publishing a college paper. Give 
her your support and I am sure she will give you 
an interesting paper. 

Dean Eyler Writes 
Milligan Student Body 

1756 Park Road, N.W. 
Washington, D. C. 

Students of Milligan College 
Milligan College, Tennessee 
Attention: Charlie Akard 

Dear Students, 

Your letters give me the information I like 
to read, news that Milligan College is going ahead 
in the face of all the difficulties that present 
themselves whichever way we may turn. And that 
is the proper way to proceed in these awful times. 
If each one of us will take care of problems as 
they present themselves for solution, and not at- 
tempt to solve problems which have not appear- 
ed and which may never appear, or problems 
which are entirely out of a person's sphere of ac- 
tivity and knowledge, I believe that we shall 
reach a victory much more quickly. We must 
study all phases of life, we must have open minds 
and we must admit that the situation is not as 
direful as some people picture it nor so brilliant 
as others endeavor to make it appear. 

Students in college today are many-times 
fortunate, and those of you who complete your 
under-graduate education this commence- 
ment will have opportunities to serve yourselves 
and others less fortunate than you are in a grand 
manner. Of course, the military and naval ser- 
vices will reach out their arm? of welcome to you 
who are qualified. And you will respond as other 
Milligan College men and women have answered 
calls to service and duty. Before a call comes, 
some of you may believe yourselves to be espec- 
ially qualified for definite assignments. If such is 
the case, send your application and a list of your 
accomplishments to the proper agency and 3*ou 
will be courteously and promptly answered. Above 
all. maintain your equilibrium and you will not 
be disappointed. I do not know whether I am 
giving the maximum service to our government 
that I am equipped to give, but I am soldier 
enough to know that when a particular need ari- 
ses for any ability I may have thegoverment will 
place me in that area. An individual sees only a 
part of the total war picture and he must sacrifice, 
for the time being, at least, some of his prefer- 
ences. If we all pull together, we shall achieve the 
best end. 

When we went through the process of regis- 
tration last September, not one of us, I dare say, 
visualized the attack on Pearl Harbor and the 
immediate results of that dastardly attack. We 
calmly took our cards around to the various fa- 
culty members for their initials, stood in line for 
the short conference with President Burns, de- 
bated financial matters with Professor Hyder, 
and finally (in many cases after several days) de- 
posited our cards with Registrar Bowman. It was 
{Continued on page S) 


by J. K. hullY 

In looking backward at the 
events of the past year the care- 
ful observer must be impressed 
by the rapidity with which the 
United States assumed her full 
role of international account- 
ability and responsibility. Pre- 
Pearl Harbor days were filled 
with isolationist vs intervention- 
istic sentiment; bickeriDgs be- 
tween employer and employee; 
the conservatives became cau- 
tionocrats; the New Dealer 
bureaucrats and so on down the 
line. In short, we as a nation 
were wandering aimlessly in a 
sea of wishful thinking and mis- 
conception. The U. S. was a 
powerful nation, perhaps the 
most powerful of all nations, yet 
few people understood that 
greatness; or understanding, 
failed to see the responsibilities 
conm cted with strength. 

The Pearl Harbor incident 
seemed to unite us as a nation. 
As a result of this epi>ode and 
later experiences the D. S. began 
to gird herself for an all out 
effort. Our war activity has 
taught us as much concerning 
our role as a nation as it has 
about warfare. 

The early stages of our par- 
ticipation in this war taught us 
that to succeed as a nation we 
must never try to live alone. In- 
stead of isolationism we must 
think of internationalism - an 
interdependent world in which 
all men and all nations have free 
and equal access to raw materials 
and markets. 

This is the lesson found in the 
present conflict. If we wish to 
have a world worth living in, we 
must heed this lesson. 



To have great teams, you must 
first of all have a great coach. Be- 
low are the master minds who 
have guided the destiny of Milli- 
gan College's great teams for the 
past several years. Here's hoping 
each of you continue your success- 
ful reign in the future. 

Congratulations, BUFFALOES! ! 
To each Milligan athlete we ex- 
tend our praise, and epecially to 
those of you who are graduating - 
you have given much in making 41- 
42 a "banner year" in sports, and 
may you be equally successfull in 

From left to right: Coaches Wood, Thompson, Eyler, and Lacey 



MAY 22, 1942 



ram leasers 

1. Mr. Z. is the operator of a 
grocery store. One day a man en- 
ters the store and buys S2.50 
worth of groceries; to pay for 
them he hands Mr. Z a $20 bill - 
Mr. Z. does not have the correct 
change so he goes across the 
street to the bank and gets the 
S20 bill changed. He returns to 
the store and puts $2.50 in the 
cash register and gives the pur- 
chaser $17.50 in change. After 
the customer had gone the ban- 
ker came over to the store and 
informed Mr. Z. that the $20 bill 
was counterfeit and that he 
would have to give him $20 of 
good money - - Mr. Z. doesso. 

How much does Mr. Z. lose in 

2. A man buys a thermos bot- 
tle which has a cork stopper for 
$1.10. If the bottle costs $1.00 
more than the cork stopper, how 
much did the stopper cost? 

3. Mr. X. enters a drug store 
and buys a 5 cent candy bar for 
which he gives the clerk a $1.00 
bill — the clerk did not have the 
correct change, but she told him 
if he had a $5.00 bill she could 
make the correct change. 

How could she give him 
$4.95 and not be able to give 
him change from the $1.00 bill? 
4. A hunter leaves his house and 
walks 3 miles south, then 3 miles 
west, and is still only 3 miles 
from his home; there he kills a 
bear. What color was the bear? 

5. A boy walks up to the 
counter and orders a 15 cent 
sandwich, and while it is being 
prepared, he notices a 50 cent 
piece laying on the rash register 
which had not been rung up. The 
boy, unnoticed, picks it up and 
uses it to pay for his sandwich - - 
the clerk gives him back 35 cents 
in change. How much did the 
clerk lose in all. 

6. If a hen-and-a-half lays an 
egg-and-a-half in a day-and-a- 
half , how many eggs under these 
conditions will 101 hens lay in a 
week; that is, if the hens do not 
"lay-out" before the week is up. 

(Answers on page 7) 

{In answer to the -poem which appeared in the 
last issue of Hoof Prints) 

Two cars raced madly down the road, 

Break -neck speeds and precious loads; 

Came a cross-roads unexpected 

Drivers suddenly much dejected; 

No time to think, to plan, or act, 

The cars would crash, a foregone fact. 

Brakes grabbed, tires screeched, and passengers 

When the jallopies met, they almost jelled. 
Hat 5 and roats, sweaters, boxes and all 
Through windows and doors to the ground did fall. 
Yes, even some riders on the ground did plunk 
With cuts, scratches, and bruises, they surely felt 


Only one was so mangled he could not budge, 
From his place on the highway he appeared like 

hot fudge; 
His gore ran freely, it splashed here and there, 
His pressure points sagged, he was weak every- 
"I'm all agog, half dead," he muttered, 
"Won't someone relieve my poor frame so be- 

But his friends all remembered that in a Stampede 
Poor David his spleen 'gainst First Aid did im- 
So none dared to touch David's body so battered, 
Their faith in First Aid by his bright satire shat- 
tered ; 
They recalled his plea, "From First Aid release," 
And dear, sweet lady, "Let me die in peace." 

So all stood around in a wild-eyed dilemma, 
Debating whether Trotter should pass to Gehenna 
Without benefit of some slight relaxation 
From his torment of pain and poor respiration. 
"Oh, what shall we do, "cried a maid apologetic, 
"With our six-feet-plus of Trotter poetic." 

At last poor David was heard to cry, 
"Get a tourniquet, please, and carefully apply 
To a place most securely my spouting to end; 
Ah me, I am weak, My pet and my friend, 
My pulse is so lethargic, please do me a turn, 
And apply that First Aid you in college did learn. 

"Get splints, adhesive, some tape and some cotton, 
My sweet little pet, I surely feel rotten; 
I'm gasping for breath, I know I shall die, 
If my intelligent class-mates stand idly by, 
With their knowledge from books so patiently 

Just because I once a diatribe penned." 

So they all set to work Mons. Dave to repair 
To postpone a "Hie jacet" o'er him to appear; 
His blood soon ceased spattering, his pulse 
pounded again, 


(A burning episode of the way 62 Milliqan 
fire-eaters under the direction of Lone Ranger Kir- 
by, and "Tonlo" Cure fought the Unaka Mountain 
fire with proven effectiveness) 

After much borrowing we elegantly dressed 
in what might be called fire-fighting fragments. 
"Lend-Lease" Cochrane requested that we get his 
wardrobe back by Sunday morning as he had to 
have something to wear to Sunday School. Most 
of the boys were in the pink of condii ion having 
just returned from a picnic at Mars Hill, however, 
pink changed to red in short time. 

We proceeded by bus, with great rapidity, 
toward the mountain. There we were formally 
entertained by the host, who served us a delicacy 
well known in these parts, a la porkay et beanays 
with bread. With this under our belts, we began 
our mount to the fire-line with our implements 
in hand. 

And then came the smoke, our eyes watered 
so much the boys in the back had to walk in a 
stream of water. We approached the hot-spot. A 
three foot space had to be cleared around the 
mountain. With the glow of the fire in their eyes, 
62 human fire extinguishers scrapped, scrambled, 
fell, climbed, and squirted all along the fire-line. 
"What a grind," muttered "firebug" Pierce flam- 
ing at the mouth. As I passed some of the larger 
flames an intensity of feeling urged me on. "Fire- 
ball" Alexander carried the water and pumped it 
from the nozzle to our guzzle. Gravely complain- 
ed of water on the knee but I doubt if it went 
that far. Greer, reclining with fire on all sides of 
him, said the fire was under control. Ankeny 
jumped six yards down the mountain side to a- 
void a falling tree that didn't fall; he was jump- 
ing around all night for some reason or other. 
Most of the boys could not be recognized be- 
cause of unfamiliar garbs. We had a ten minute 
rest period. After two minutes some insignificant 
smart guy told us the time was up, he was ver- 
bally assaulted by all. Lane was suffering from a 
natural "hot-foot". 

When we extinguished the fire we slid down 
the mountain and returned to school. At the din- 
ing hall those who were able scrambled for 
doughnuts; the most eaten by one person was 
twelve. We then proceeded to the shower de- 
partment, washed off the burnt forest, and went 
to bed, minus "Rip Van Winkle" Davis. 
by Ozzie 

He felt normal real quickly and out of his pain. 
"Oh never," said David, "will I dare to write 

Of a course which preserved my soul, mind, and 


Clement M. Eyler 

MAY 22, 1942 




For the last time 'til fall Ole Buffalo's bad 
his ear down listening for the beat of the herd - - 
and have they been stampeding! Everything from 
weddings to break-ups have been floating 'round 
us- so we've had plenty to watch and just as 
much to tell- here goes and we've caught you all. 
We heard Nita's temperature was too much 
for the thermometer she used Tuesday night. 
What about it Nita? 

Many thanks Elizabeth Givens for that gor- 
geous pie. You're a regular homemaker. 

Steve and D. Goss seem to be getting started 
and at this late date, too! 

In spite of the rationing -"sugar of lead" is 
being used in great quantities on the campus. 
(Sorry we can't put a fence around that poison- 
ivy folks !!) 

Addenbrook, that post-conference jaunt can 
be most embarrassing at times, we suggest you 
brush-up on your technique this summer. 

For consistency, we nominate Lane and Kit- 
ty- here's hoping they carry on next fall. 

We second Mrs. Derthick's motion for a lit- 
tle rice- had we known the couple was coming 
home, we might have had it ready. Congratula- 
tions, Shag. 

Pie's doing swell these days- incidentally, 
Thelma's not doing so bad! 

Pardue and Carico are holding "a meeting 
up in the hollar" this week. Come everyone. 

We too want to know the significance of a 
white flag? Ask B. S. !! 

Bo is especially fond of Alabama's serenades. 
That must be an invitation for another. 

Betsy Town's Romeo seems to have a Juliet 
in Hardin Hall. Slagle and Hawkins are conspic- 
ious by their absence from each other. 

Termite, he is going to frame that lovely 
white sweater. 

Has everyone noticed that Gelda is stepping 
high, wide, and handsome these days? 

Jack let out his secret this week- since com- 
ing to MiDigan the height of his ambition has 
been to "lead in" the seniors at commencement- 
were betting on you, boy! 

Flowers to the Serenaders! 

For a lecture on the beauty of womanhood, 
see Ankeny. 

It's rumored wedding bells will be chiming 
again very soon- and its still the Navy. 

To Freddie, W. T. , and Tollie- we express 
our deepest regrets at their never having become 
regular callers at Hardin Hall- we tried, how we 
tried \ 

Milagrosa says that there is a rascal on the 
campus- who is it? 

The "M" Club Banquet sort of messed things 
up. Many gals were quite surprised that so many 
'home towners" were imported- guess we can 
take it, eh? 

At last Jeanne Allea seems to have hooked 
that freshman she's been after all year. 

Our Texas gal seems to have fared quite well 
in Chattanooga from the looks of that convert- 
ble- but what happened Monday? 

"Doc" Mathes is making plans for a victory 
garden of lettuce. What vitamin is it we need, 
W. T.? 

The Cardinals do have a good catcher this 
season - "Hardrock" ! 

Abner is taking a correspondence course in the 
Braille System. Have him demonstrate his accom- 

When Lane and Brummett get in "this man's 
army" - the war will soon be over. Just ask them 
and see!! 

Is it the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" you 
catch at 4:20 P. M. , Walter? Good luck! 

For advice to the lovelorn see "Dorthy Dix" 
Hall. Guaranteed- or your money back. 

A shower will soon be given to furnish the 
Hawkins, Johnston, and Mathes apartment. All 
are cordially invited. 
Sugar: Wonder what they're goin' to do with the 

old men that they draft? 
Abner: I guess they'll take the silver from their 
hair, gold from their teeth, lead 'outa their pen- 
cils- and junk 'em! 

Pardue says that poison ivy certainly put him 
in the shade for a week - or - so. 

The Hayes -Allen feud has all of us worried 
- careful, Jock, you may lose out. 

What has subdued Anita so, guess it really 
must be love. 

We never thought a girl capable, but Jane's 
proven she's loyalty plus. 

We notice that Lawson has been conferencing 
with Shaw lately. More power to you, Dick. 

Sinc.e Termite's knitted product turned out so 
well, she has decided that maybe she is the do- 
mestic type - look out, Jack ! 

Hawkins and Mathes seem to have found new 
attractions among these day students. 

At le?st Nita Johnston has decided upon a pro- 
fession -yes, Nita, we'lllike you as a Miller. 

Scoop! The source of this information is un- 
known, but it's rumored that Alabama Lee and 
Nell Slay have been keeping certain secrets from 
the public. 


oof Prints 

(/avid c^iictCe} 

''Buffalo Lament" 
'Neath willows and oaks on the 

Ole Buffaloes ye do stroll 
While back upon the horizon 
The bell is ready to toll. 
A half-hours romance is thine, 
On the steps or wherever it be 
Beware of any straight line 
A curved one is shorter to thee. 
Oh, days in the old library 
Where flirting sure has a knack 
And the smiles on the senior faces 
Once gone, lets hope they come 

Oh Milligan we'll never forget 

Prayer meetings, ball games, and 

There'll always be a fond remem- 
When summer turns into the fall. 

ft & 1H A 

'S O S" 
On second consideration, 
Due to that narration, 
And added information, 
I do by arbitration 
Admit the implication 
That first aid has relation 
To a tragic situation. 
But, to the delegation 
Who deplore my association, 
I decline your invitation 
To be a first aid patient. 

(Continued on Page S) 





By Sports Editors 

BONDS and 



THE 1941-42 BOY'S "M" CLUB 

The primary purpose of this organization is 
io perpetuate the ideals upon which all Milligan | 
athletics are based, namely: good sportsmanship, , 
the promotion of individual friendships, and the] 
whole-hearted support of all worthy causes that; 
may come to the attention of its members. 

An outstanding event on the Milligan social 
calendar is the annual Spring banquet sponsored; 
by the"M" Club. This year the banquet, through j 
the gracious cooperation ol Mrs. Burns, was held | 

in the college dining hall. President of the "M" 
Club. Raymond Cure, presided and Dr. W. K. 
Rigell was the guest speaker. 

After David Trotter, toastmaster, finished 
"humorizing" the situation, the members of the 
"M" Club and their guests attended a movie. 

This outstanding organization is one that all 
Milligan is justly pi oud of, and our sports pagp 
is dedicated to those seniors who have earned 
their golden "M". 

Tracksters Turn Back 

Milligan College tracksters 
traveled to Bluefield, West Vir- 
ginia, May 2, to defeat the Blue- 
field Cavaliers in a nip and tuck 
meet. The Buffaloes were lead 
by Maupin and Gamer who 
gleaned 19 points each. The final 
result of the meet rested upon 
the high hurdles. Milligan cap- 
tured both first and second for a 
59-67 victory. 

The list of events are as follows : 
SSO yards - Shelley, B, Daniels, 
M, Hainbrick B 

2 miles - Dolan B, Trotter M, 
(.Continued on Page S) 

Racquet Notes 

The tennis team completed 
their schedule May 5 losing to 
the Emory and Henry netmen; 
5-2. This rang down the curtain | 
for the season, which though not 
so successful as to the number of 
wins, has been remarkable con- 
sidering the fact that three of the 
boys were very inexperienced. 

The high light of the season 
was the victory over Mars Hill 
on April 25 at Mars Hill. The 
entire meet was close all the way 
with Milligan Finally getting the 
decision by winning their number 
two doubles after playing forty 
(Continued on page 8) 

Buff's Avenge 


Two weeks ago the Buffaloes 
(had their unblemished record 
j stained over at Mars Hill, but on 
■; the evening of May 4 we were 
privileged to see our boys a- 
venge this defeat and prove that 
i they were still the best college 
ball club in this section. 
I Alexander pitehed superbly as 
he limited the Mars Hill Lions 
with only seven hits and set them 
down insmooih fashion. Forsev- 
; en innings they failed to tally 
, and only in the eighth did they 
j collect their two runs. For the 
(Continued on Page S) 

Alexander Hurls 

Coach Steve Lacey 's "ram- 
bling nin*>" dosed 1 heir current 
season May 9, when they faced 
the University of Tennessee team 
out at Soldiers Home. The Buffs, 
having lost only one game this 
season, took the field in quest of 
their second victory over their 
''bowl minded'' opponents. 

On the mound it was again 
"Big Train'' Alexander hurling 
for the Buffs with "'Bo" receiv- 
ing- for U. l\ it was Slater to 
Mitchell. The Buffs oppned the 
first inning with four runs and 
continued their ''power at the 
plate" against Jenkins, who re- 
lieved Slater in the fifth. By the 
time O'Neil took over for Jenkins 
in the seventh we had scored IS 
runs, while Alexander, with per- 
fect support, kept the U. T. bats 

After the dust had cleared 
away we found the following 
facts to exist: 

1. Alexander had won his sev- 
enth \ ictory of the year, an 18-0 

2. The Laceymen had clo-ed 
their most successful season in 
many years. 

3. In the sixth inning Harry 
Pardue knocked two home runs 
as the Buffs scored eight runs in 
their ''big inning." 

4. The Buffs collected their 
greatest number of hits for a sin- 
gle game and played errorless 
ball in the field. 

5. "Bo" Brummitt connected 
for the longest homer we have 
witnessed in four years. 

6. Three seniors played their 
last game: Alexander, Brummitt, 
and Akard. 

7. Coach Lacey was a well 
pleased coach as he took up the 

(Continued on Page 8) 

MAY 22, 1942 



By Mary oue 

Alfonzo "Bo" 

Alfonzo Brummett, known as 
"Bo," was born in Lenoir City, 
Tennessee, June 14, 1918. He be- 
gan school there but at the age 
of eight moved to Erwin, Tenn- 
essee. Here he finished ten years 
of grade school (it took ten years 
to do eight years work.) While 
in grade school he was in several 
school plays, and people thought 
he would be another John Wilkes 

While in high school he had a 
very good record (in athletics not 
school work). He was Co-Captain 
of the football team his junior 
year and captain his senior year. 
He lettered six years in baseball, 
two of which he was still in grade 
school; he played basketball for 
four years; was on two champion- 
ship teams ; was a member of the 
Hi-YClub, E. Club, and other 
school organizations. He was 
president of his junior class His 
luck stayed with him and he 
graduated with ninety-six others 
in the spring of '38. 

He came to Milligan by the 
grace of God and the influence of 
Coach Steve Lacey. While at 
Milligan he hasn't been active in 
any organization except football 
and baseball. He has lettered in 
both sports all four years, and 
was a member of the "M" Club 
his first two years. ''Bo" has a 
major in History and minors in 
English and German (But don't 
tell anyone about his German). 
While at Milligan he has been 
supervisor of the Janitor Depart- 

Bo's ambition is to be a phy- 

sical education instructor in a 
good high school and try his best 
to be a model man like Coach 
Steve Lacey. But his Uncle Sam 
thinks it best for him to join his 
Army Air Corps and try to knock 
down i few Japs and Germans 
which he hopes to do, so now his 
ambition is to be a good sol- 

He advises us to spend half our 
time attending to our own busi- 
ness and the other half letting 
the other fellow alone. 

{A suitable picture of "Bo" was 

Florene Pierce Jarrett 

Mrs. Max Jarrett, the former 
Florene Pierce, was born 
Hunter, Tennessee, September 
18, 1919. She moved to Eliza- 
bethton at the young age of five 
and her home has been there 
since. Her school career began 
in the Harold McCormick School 
in Elizabethton when she was 
seven, and she entered Junior 
High School when in the sixth 

Four years ago marked the 
end of her high school life at 
Elizabethton High and the begin- 
ning of her college work at Mil- 
ligan. She came to Milligan be- 
cause she thought it was a good 
school, had a beautiful campus, 
and it was near her home. 
Florene has been a day student 
all four years, majoring in 
English with minors in History 
and Psychology, thus securing an 
A. B. degree. She is a member of 
the Home Ec Club, and has 
numerous hobbi< s, including 
keeping scrapbooks, writing 
stories, collecting recipes, snap- 
shots, poems, and quotations, 
and taking long walks in the 
country. Her favorite sports are 
skating, bicycling and swimming. 

Until the war is over, Florene 
plans to teach school. With an 

Lawrence Gilliam 

Another "wise" Wise Countian 
who found his way to Milligan 
will march across the stage to 
have his tassel turned in the near 
future, none other than Law 
rence Gilliam, who was born 
somewhere in Wise County Aug- 
ust 19. 1921. He has lived in 
Wise all of his life, attending 
both grade and high school there, 
In high school he held various 
offices, being President of h 
senior class, valedictorian, and 
editor of the high school annual 

He came to Milligan under the 
influence of an older brother, and 
has continued the good work at 
Milligan. While here he has se- 
cured a major in Chemistry and 
Biology with minors in several 
subjects. Besides being a member 
of the Milligan College Players, 
Forum Group, Pre-Med Club 
(President in 1942), an outstand- 
ing reporter on the Stampede, 
and Volunteer Band, he has been 
laboratory instructor in Chemis- 
try during his senior year, editor 
of the '42 Buffalo, and President 
of the Boys' Sunday School 
Class. Lawrence also won a fel- 
lowship in the study of Bacterio- 
logy at V. P. I. this year but now 
is enlisted in the United States 
Naval Reserve. Maybe he will 
get to resume his study of medi- 
cine ana become a doctor some 

Photography is his most inter- 
esting hobby, with favorites of 
sports in football, basketball, and 

To Lawrence we say, "Keep 
up the good work, and you will 
come through with flying colors.'' 

ambition "To alway be happy," 
and a motto "You get out of 
life what you put into it." We 
wish for Florene the very best of 
luck and happiness. 
Her advice to the rest of us is 

Letters to Lucerne'* 
Will Be Presented 

On Saturday Night, May 23, 
the annual commencement play 
will be presented. The play "Let- 
ters to Lucerne" is a contempor- 
ary play which opens late in Sep- 
tember in the summer of 1939. 
The scene is in a girls' school in 
Lucerne, Switzerland. Here the 
girls are living an idyllic life 
apart from the hatreds of the 
world. In their dormitory at 
night it is their custom to read 
aloud their letters from home. 
When the war breaks out the 
school-mistress hopes to keep the 
school isolated from the terrible 
things that are happening out- 
side. But the letters carry the 
bitterness in. The braggart let- 
ters of the German girl and the 
devastating letters of the Polish 
girl put the srhcol in an uproar. 
The play ends with a beautiful 
concluding letter which calms 

Miss Childs has chosen a very 
talented cast for this play and 
we feel sure you will enjoy this 
production very much. 

Nice Going, Juniors 

We, the seniors of 1941-42, 
wish to thank those juniors who 
tried so hard to give us the ann- 
ual banquet, and failed only be- 
cause of the lack of cooperation 
within their class. 

To those of you who tried so 
hard to get out of it and succeed- 
ed, we salute you for your tactics 
and only hope that the junior 
class of 42-43 will remember you 
in like manner. 

Brain Teasers" 

1. $20. 

2. five cent? 

3. Had a $2.50 gold piece and 
45 cents in change. 

4. White (polar bear) 

5. 50 cents 

6. 707 

''Decide the important things in 
life - then put first things first - 
and you'll always be happy. 
(That's all that matters.) 



MAY 22, 1942 

Dean Eyler Writes 
To Students 

(Continued from page 2) 
all so peaceful. Of course, we 
were all reading of Russian 
successes against the Ger- 
man invaders, and we 
were wondering whether we 
could defer Spraker, Showatter, 
Stallard. Lane, Akard, Hays, G. 
B., and others of our "old men" 
long enough to finish a foothall 
and basketball season. We never 
gave a thought to the deferment 
of a dean who thought that he 
was forever off the shelf of ser- 
vice in armed forces! Things hap- 
pen so quickly. 

And now commencement! My 
heartiest congratulations to the 
Class of 1942 upon successfully 
completing prescribed and elec- 
tive courses of study and upon 
being the first class (as far as my 
information goes into Milligan 
College history) to greet the col- 
lege vvith a gift during } r our fresh- 
men year and to bid a student's 
farewell with another gift. Please 
return to the campus often to see 
those who are extremely interes- 
ted in you. Your generation of 
students will pass from the col- 
lege during the next three or four 
years, but your faculty will be 
here, some of us at least, for 
many years to come. 

And to you who become sopho- 
mores, juniors, and seniors, I 
recommend a summer of study 
and manual labor of a kind that 
will help you in your future stu- 
dy. Your ambition on leaving the 
campus should be to return to it 
for future study. That ambition 
may suffer change and severe 
shocks during the unpredictable 
future, but yourreturn next Sep- 
tember will not come unless you 
have that return as a goal. 

I exceedingly regret that 1 
could not work with all of you 
during the whole college year 
1941-42, but I rejoice in the priv- 
ilege that I had of associating 
with you regardless of the time. 
My best wishes go with you. My 
desire is that you inform some of 
us about yourselves. 

Cordially and sincerely, 
Clement M. Eyler 
Captain, Infantry 

Hoof Prints 

(Continued from page 5) 
"Milligan Stomp" 
They find fault with the editor 
The stuff we print is rot, 
The paper is about, as peppy 
As a cemetery lot. 
The paper shows poor manage- 
The "Heard" they say, is stale, 
And upper classmen holler, 
While lower classmen rail. 
But when the paper's printed 
And the issue is on file, 
If some guy missed his copy, 
You can hear him yell a mile. 

Faculty-Sr. Banquet 

(Continued from page 1) 

Rfsponse W. T. Mathes 

Reading — Mrs. John Barton 
Trumpet Solo — Mrs. Mayland 

Accompanist — Mrs. Odell Mil- 

Guest Speaker - 
Toast master — 

Mr. John Wood 
President C. E. 

Seniors Honor Mr. and 
Mrs. Derthick 

(Continued from page 1 ) 

Derthick entered the auditorium. 

Following the chapel talk, W. 
T. Mathes, president of the sen- 
ior class, made the prespntation 
of a gift to the college for the 
class of 1942; a large picture of 
President Emeritus and tors, 

This class as freshmen gave 
the school the "love bench" 
which now sets under the trees in 
front of Hardin Hall and faces 
Buffalo Mountain. Mathes said, 
'Our gift this year to the college 
is a token of our love for Dr. and 
Mrs. Derthick, who served Mil- 
ligan College faithfully for 23 

These were accepted on the 
part of the college by Mr. Crouch, 
Chairman of the Board of Trus- 
tees, who in a brief summary of 
the college said that Milligan 
College existed today because of 
the great sacrifices and hard la- 
bor of President and Mrs. Der- 

1942 May Festival 

(Continued from page 1) 

The program began with a 
humorous skit entitled "Three of 
a Kind." depicting a conversa- 
tion among Hitler (Don Pierce), 
Mussolini (Bobby Addenbrook). 
and Tojo (Burky Hurt). The dic- 
tators were accompanied by two 
guards, Olin Ripley and Walter 

Next came the representatives 
of various nations with their con- 
tributions to the culture of Amer- 
ica, placing them in the Melting 
Pot. Each representative was ac- 
companioned by music appro- 
priate to the nation for which 
was being represented; after 
each a dance was performed by 
the folk dancing class. 

Then Uncle Sam (Earl Peters) 
extended a greeting to the King 
and Queen, who entered preceded 
by their 16 attendants. After 
seating themselves on their 
throne, the King and Queen were 
crowned by the retiring Queen, 
Miss Violet May, and then were 
entertained by their attendants 
as they danced around the May 
pole. The program then closed as 
Brolher Carico and Pardue from 
Coeburn, Virginia extended their 
appreciation to the committees 
over the loud speakers for a most 
enjoyable evening. 

Buff's Stomp U.T. 

(Continued from page 6) 
uniforms in the locker room after 
the game. 

Milligan's lineup: 


Pierce If 5 3 2 

Pardue cf 6 4 3 

Tipton 3b 6 3 3 

Lane 2b 5 1 1 

Brummitt c 5 12 

Carico rf 6 2 3 

Akard ss 5 2 2 

Fine lb 4 11 

Alexander p 5 12 

Buffs Get Revenge 

(Continued from page 6) 

Buffs, Tipton led the parade as 
they collected 12 hits and scored 
eight runs to notch their eighth 
win of the season. 


(Continued from page 1) 

calaureate sermon. The time will 
be ten thirty A. M. 

At ten o'clock on Monday 
morning May 24, commencement 
exercises will be held. The speak- 
er for this occasion will be Dr. 
T. K. Smith, pastor of the Tab- 
ernacle Church of Christ cf Co- 
lumbus, Indiana. 

Word has been received that 
Captain C. M. Eyler will have a 
leave of absence enabling him to 
spend the entire commencement 
period on the campus. He will 
take his usual part in the com- 
mencement exercises. Further ar- 
rangements have not been work- 
ed out. 

Racquet Notes 

(Continued from Page 6) 

games. Greer and Gilbert won 
number 1 and 3 singles, Mathes 
and Greer won number 1 doubles 
and Gilbert and Peterson won 
the number 2 doubles. 

Captain Fred Greer and W. T. 
Mathes, number one and two 
net-men, will be lost by gradua- 
tion but the remaining three net- 
men have developed a lot and 
should help Doc's cause a great 
deal next year. 

Cindermen Win 

(Continued from page 6) 

Gravely M 

100 yards - Maupin M, Ankeny 
M, Morante B 

440 yards- Stallard M, Quinn B, 
Daniels M 

220 low hurdIes,MaupinM, Shel- 
ley B, Ankeny M 
220 dash - Maupin M, Morante 
B, Ankeny M 

120 high hurdles - Garner M, 
Cure M, Lewis B 
1 mile- Hambrick B, McNeeley 
M, Trotter M 

Shot- Steigerwald B, Garner M, 

Discus- Garner M, Maupin M, 
High Jump - Shelley B, Huffman 
B, Garner M 

Broad Jump - Garner M, Shel- 
ley B, Lightfoot B 



Publisked Semi-Monthly By The Students 

VOL. 8. 




New Faculty Members CONVOCATION 

The students and faculty of Milligan 
College feel that we have been fortu- 
nate in the addition of several new 
faculty members who will be of great 
value to everyone. 

In the department of Psychology 
Dr. Floyd S. Marsh replaced Dr. R. J. 
Bennett. Dr. Marsh received from the 
Cincinnati Bible Seminary the follow- 
ing degrees: A. B., A. M., and B. D. 
Then he received hi* A. M. degree 
from Butler University and later at- 
tended Indiana University, and the 
University of Cincinnati. Dr. Marsh 
has satisfied all requirements for a 
Ph. D. except the completion of his 

Miss Ivor Jones, former Milligan 
College graduate, is head of the Eng- 
( Continued on Page 6) 

Sunday September 6, the an- 
nual convocation service was held in 
the Hopwood Memorial church. Mr. 
Archie Gray, pastor of the church, 
welcomed the students and President 
C. E. Burns, speaker. 

President Burns chose as his 
subject "1 will lift up mine eyes unto 
the hillsfrom whence comethmy help." 
In the past people have placed their 
gods on mountains because the lofti- 
ness of the mountain suggests the 
majesty of God. That which is good 
is hard to obtain; it must be reached 
by climbing upward. 

Three attitudes shall prevail in 
the lives of those who adhere to the 
text. They will look to— have a broad 
perspective. President Burns reminded 

(Continued on Page 6) 


President and Mrs. C. E. Burns and 
the faculty of Milligan College receiv- 
ed the students and alumni in the par- 
lors of Hardin Hall Saturday evening, 
September 6 at eight o'clock. After 
the exchange of greetings the following 
program was presented in the college 
auditorium under the direction of 
Professor J. F. Holly: 
Invocation Pres. C. E. Burns 

Little Star 

Indian Love Call Edward Lodter 

My Heart Is A Lute Woodman 

Sleepy Song Strickland 

Miss Frances Yearley 

Whippoorwill Miss Floyd Childs 

Miss Kathryn Davis, alumna of the 

college, and well known contralto, 

sang: Good Morning BrotherSunshine 

(Continued on Page 6) 




Published bi-weekly by the students of Milligan 


Editor — ______ — Gelda Bernie 

Junior Associate Editor — — — — Steve Bowen 

Feature Editors — — DavidTrotter. Allie Hvder, 

Kitty Allen, Virginia Burkett. 

Sports Editors — — Jack Ankeny, Helen Graybeal 

Commentator — — — — — Prof. J. F. Holly 

Reporters — Walter Faust, Jane Butler, Horace Pettit, 

Marie McKenzie, Millie Kicklighter. Mildred Reel 

Circulation Managers — — — — Herman Lane, 

Edward Kicklighter 
Typists — — — — Lenore Pierce, Maxine Blair, 

Lena Lee Renaker 


Director of Printing — — — — Archie W. Gray 

Assistant — — — — — — Mrs. A. W. Gray 

Type setters — — — Carl Matherly, Paul Gilmer, 
Ruth Gray, Rodney Gray 


This publication endeavors to foster the ideals 
for which the student body is ever striving; 
namely, higher scholarship, cleaner sportsman- 
ship, and finer comradeship. It endeavors to rep- 
resent the school in all its aspects and to print, 
in an accurate and engaging way, everything of 
news interest concerning it. 

®ur JUma plater 

In Tennessee's fair eastern mountains, 

Reared against the sky, 
Proudly stands our Alma Mater 

As the years go by. 

Forward ever be our watchword, 

Conquer and prevail! 
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater, 

Milligan, all hail! 

Cherished by her sons and daughters, 
Memories sweet shall throng 
Round our hearts, Alma Mater, 
As we sing this song. 

Forward ever be our watchword, 

Conquer and prevail! 
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater, 

Milligan, all hail! 


Sooner or later in the life of every person there comes 
a time when responsibility must be faced. When one is 
able to bear without obligation his full burden he may 
then feel truly that he has become an adult. It is very 
often during the average college age that the realization 
of this necessity for starting on ones own feet first comes, 
and the ability with which one can face the smaller re- 
sponsibilities of college life. College life is a fairly good 
evidence of how well he will fare when he comes in con- 
tact with more significant things. 

There are personal responsibilities, financial respon- 
sibilities, social responsibilities — decisions which must be 
made at every turn in the road, but the very special 
thing that I wish to say is this: 

That the newly organized student council will be one 
of the finest things at Milligan College for the develop- 
ment of a sense of responsibility toward the rules and re- 
gulations of the college. In agreeing to and accepting the 
student council each of its members assumes a responsi- 
bility for his own behavior, and for the behavior of the 
other members of the group. I believe that if this scheme 
were to develop gradually into a form of student govern- 
ment it would prove a most successful and satisfactory 
thing. Whether or not there is a further development, 
however, I want to speak for the Stampede and wish the 
Student Council all success. 

Student Government Initiated 

For the first time in several years the girls of the 
College are attempting student government. Friday eve- 
ning September 4, the Senior girls held their initial meet- 
ing and certain plans and ideals were agreed upon. An 
open house discussion was carried on in which tentative 
plans were made for the solving of certain problems which 
have arisen in the past. It was agreed that the entire 
Senior Class act as a student council. 

Officers of this council were elected as follows: Presi- 
dent, Kitty Allen; Vice President, Gelda Bernie; Secret- 
ary, Estalla Mae Bayless. 

The Junior Class was allowed three representatives 
which were nominated by the council and elected by the 
Junior Class. Those elected were: Mabel Chandler, Anna 
M. Guinn and Charlotte Goss. 

Two sophomores— Sara Stere and Mary L. Ingle- 
represent that class. 

It was decided no freshmen representative would be 
elected the first semester. Later in the year one will be 
elected for that class. 

"Shakespeare," says Lin Yutang, "was like Nature 
herself, and that is the greatest compliment we can pay 
to a writer or thinker. He merely lived, observed life, and 
went away. 

Living today, and perhaps relatively unknown at 
the moment, is a man, whose force and genius will make 
his name remembered and honored until the end of time. 



b u y 


By Sports Editors 

BONDS and 

illigan Opens Grid Season With E & H 

Buffaloes On Stampede To 
Trample Wasps 

Milligan College Buffalos will open 
their football season September 18 
when they meet Emory and Henry 
College at Vateen stadium in Bristol. 

Hard sessions of blocking and tack- 
ling has been on the schedule for the 
past three weeks. Chief weak points of 
this years team will be the end and 
center positions. Only Tommy Miller 
and Walter Maupin are on hand this 
year to fil I the end positions. New hope- 
fuls who are looking good at these 
positions are Gale Cox and Norman 
Walker. At the center post we find 
frshemen Van Hartsook and Bob Lyle 
battling for a perminent berth. 

The backfield will be almost entirely 
new with either Ed. Thomas or 
Vivian Carrier at the fullback post. 
Other men who are veterans of last 
season and will be the cog which the 
new men will center around are Harry 
Pardue, Vernon Thomas, Kermit Tip- 
ton, Jack Osborne, Jay Abbot, and 
Morris Danielri. Jeep Quillen who play- 
ed for King College last year is expect- 
ed to see plenty of action. 

Forward wall candidates are Joe 
Starnes, Herman Lane, Jim Harmon, 
Walter Maupin, Tommy Miller, Jake 
Turner, Capt. Burchell Stallard and 
Norman Walker. 

This years team will be coached by 
mentors Steve Lacey, Bernie Webb, 
and Shorty Williams. The following 
schedule has been announced, 

Sept. 19- Emory and Henry (Bristol) 
Sept. 26- Boone Teachers (Home) 
Oct. 2- Roanoke College (Home) 
Oct. 10- Maryville (There) 
Oct. 17- Centre College (There) 
Oct. 24- Emory and Henry (Home) 
Oct. 31- Open. 


Milligan Plans Extensive 
Physical Education Program 

Under the supervision of Dean 
Lacey the year of 1942 finds the 
young men of Milligan College serious- 
ly preparing themselves physically to 
meet any crisis that might call them 
out of college into the armed forces of 
our country. 

G. B. Pierce outstanding athlete has 
charge of all boys who are interested 
in basketball. Robert Addenbrook will 
be in charge of swimming, he will in- 
struct in both senior and red cross in- 
structor's life saving courses. Duane 
Cross will be in charge of all bowling 

Every boy will be required to enroll 
in one of these classes and will meet 
them four days a week. Each day at 
4:30 exercises will be given in the ath- 
lethic building for the entire group be- 
fore they go to their chosen classes. 

There's no harm in being cheerful 
and saying something that will make 
people smile. 

"I would like to seethe judge, please." 

"Sorry, sir, but he is at dinner." 

"But this is important." 

"Can't be helped, sir. His Honor is at 


Girl's "M" Club 

The girl's "M" club met and elected 

the following officers: 
President, Allie Hyder 
Vice President, Kitty Allen 
Secretary - Treasurer, Helen Gray- 


Intramural Party 

The intramural girls gave a party 
for their little sisters at the home of 
their manager-elect Allie Hyder Tues- 
day 8. 

The program was explained to the 
visitors for the year and each new girl 
was urged to join. Refreshments were 
served by the Girls "M" Club. 

Boys M Club 

The Milligan College Boys "M" 
Club met September 9, in the parlors 
of Pardee Hall for their first meeting. 
President David Trotter urged the try- 
outs for new cheer-leaders to be gotten 
under way as soon as possible. Verlin 
Gilliam read the constitution to the 
club. The enforcement of missing meet- 
ings was explained to the members. 

The club unanimously agreed that 
some activity by the organization 
should be under way to make the new 
men on the campus conscious of their 
obligations. Thursday night Sept. 10 
after the pep-meeting, was suggested 
by Harry Pardue and was carried by 
all members present. 

Cheerleaders Elected 

The Milligan College "M" Club met 
in the parlor of Pardee Hall and elect- 
ed Cheer Leaders for the '42-43 athletic 
season; those elected were: Jack Ank- 
eny, Warren, Ohio; David Trotter, 
Knoxville, Tennessee; Mary Catherine 
Allen, Ocean View, Delaware; Evelyn 
Roe, Johnson City, Tennessee. 

An all out pep meeting was planned 
for Thursday night, and the sentiment 
demonstrated was to beat the Wasps. 




Ole Buffalo must surely be happy 
now 'cause lots of you guys and gals 
are back for him to spy on - - and 
has he been spying! 

What fun he's had noticing all the 
pounds which some have put on - and 
some have even lost - to them we say, 
"Congrats". How'd you do it, Lenore. 
Leave it to Slew - he'll do it every 
time. Now he's suggested that Frank 
Spraker quit his job and come back to 

For three years Trotter has been 
worrying because he always got such 
a late start - but from the way it looks 
this year - history is not going to re- 
peat itself. 

At first we all thought that Topsy 
had grown up and had gone to the 
hairdressers for a bleach and perman- 
ent, but Mary Lee Ingle solved the 
mystery for us- the new purp is "But- 

Carrico and Pardue have a new bus- 
iness venture all lined up for this year- 
selling Apple Blossom Face Cream. 
Their most surprised customer so far 
has been Coach Webb. 

The newest war term has been coin- 
ed by none other than our own Prof. 
Graybeal. It is "a smoke-out". Rather 
original, don't you think? 

Says Horace Pettit - "I'm so sun- 
burned my ribs are warped". 

Farmer G. B. Pierce reports that 
his cabbages are doing fine in spite of 
the rainy season. Somebody said that 
you could hardly get into Mosheim be- 
cause G. B. 's corn was so high. 

Barber Gravely has put on a tie and 
raised the price of his haircuts a nickel. 
If he cuts off a nickel's worth more 
hair than he did last year, some of the 
boys will be going around here with- 
out the tops of their heads. 

We can't help but notice that Jane's 
favorite expression is "Frankly". 

The latest letter to come to our 
campus from Gen. MacArthur was 
one to Gilda Bernie. It seems that they 
want her for foreign service against the 
Japs - those fingernails! And then too- 
she got a letter from Warners Brothers. 
Moral, girls, grow your fingernails! 

Everyone was well informed at con- 
ference the other night that Burkie 


Hurt had "Spurs That Jingle Jangle 

There are so many widows on the 
campus that they have even talked of 
forming a club - Anna Margaret, Max- 
ine, Nola, Jane, Lorine. Jack, Jinny, 
Dick, Slew, G. B., and all the rest. 
Those of you who aren't mentioned 
here had better see about joining and 

We're sure that Mrs. White will ap- 
preciate working in the nice clean store 
this year. Maybe some of the students 
could stand a paint job. 

In case you've noticed a new rad- 
iance in President's office it can be at- 
tributed to Violet - both her face and 
ring. Congratulations, De Witt. 

We notice that Kitty is travelling 
down that same Shady Lane the did 
last year. 

If anybody needs an assistant, call 
on Xell Slay. Everybody else seems to 
have done it. Sure is good to see you 
back, Nell. 

The newest Buffs to be seen hang- 
ing around the trail to conference this 
year are J. B. Combs, Norman Walk- 
er, Joe Dann, Domke, and Matherly. 

Can't help but wonder whom Ala- 
bama was serenading on the south east 
corner of the girls' dorm the other 
night. Could that have been your head 
sticking out the window, Graybeal? 

Tweedie seems to be helping Big 
Bill's brother follow in Bill's footsteps. 
HMMM Cute couple! 

Since Rip's joined the Air Corps he 
keeps Trotter awake every night. Every 
time he practices a power dive he falls 
out of bed on his ear. 

We thought we were being honored 
by a visit from Veronica Lake, but 
when we brushed the hair out of her 
eyes we found it to be none other than 
Nita. We were glad to see her too, tho. 
Chief collector of radiator fees in the 
girls' dorm is Jinny Burkett. 

We were so afraid that our "Pearce- 
sonality would not be back this year - 
but now he's here! The work (?) can 
be begun. 

Addenbrook is letting everyone know 

that "a co-ed has gone to his head." 

Freshmen: You'll grow up and make 

the He(a)rd someday — so be careful ! 

oof Prints 

Some will tell you about the moonlight 
Gleaming bright in your hair 
But my friend I can't, for 
I only see the dandruff there, — ■ 
And the funny looking spots, 
Where the dye was but ain't, 
Some would rave about your 
Pearly white teeth, shining 
Through cupid bow lips of red 
But I often wonder if you 
Take them out at night for bed. 
Some would stress the beauty 
Of your lovely perfumed dress 
The product of London or Paree?? 
But I have to confess, that it 
Looks like heck to me ! ! ! 
Some would surely proclaim that 
The sky itself was tinted 
To match your eyes of blue 
Which sparkle as bright as stars, 
But you know and I know and I know 
There's thousands of the same hue 
Maybe millions, if you count Mars. 
Some are bound to vow 
Absolute devotion, et al; 
And do this and that at your beck, 
But, all I can say, "Buffalo Gal" 
Is that like Popeye, I loves ya, 
Like Heck ! ! 

Carrico and Pardue have issued this 
statement to their Public. "We do not 
intend to tolerate horse-play in our 
stall. OUR DATE BUREAU will be 

(paid political adv.) 
To get a date with Ella Kate, WALK- 
ER around the fish pool. 
Kicklighter's Musical Studio on the 
second floor of Pardee Hall has been 
discontinued due to unavoidable cir- 
cumstances, namely Kickharders. 
Dairy note of Tweedy; "I must Show- 
Walter around the campus. 
"Bones" Harmon has been made 
President of the "Royal Disorder of 
Casino Sharks". 

JoeStarnes keeps the oil burning as he 
sings; "Roe, Roe, Roe your boat, Eve- 
lyn is a dream". 

(This is a bum column so look for your 
name in succeeding issues.) 

— JLoro 



K ^M Z \^K ty 

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What is a Buffalo made of? 
Here's what a Buffalo's made of. 
Onions on hot dogs, vanilla in cokes 
Hilarious whooping at Tipton's jokes 
Phone conversations all nite and all day 
Dripping with "lousy", "say kid" and "okay". 
Spine on sofa, feet on the table 
Frothing debates on the merits of Grable 
Moods of hilarity, followed by gloom 
Pennants and posters all over his room 
Secret ambitions: to do and to dare 
Indifference to cover up the good that's there 
That's what a Buffalo's made of! 

What is a Buffalette made of? 
Here's what a Buffalette's made of. 
Movie star hair do, vilest lipsticks 
Precocious connivings, swing music, hot licks 
Ball games, grade cards, and library dues 
Loud cries of horror at clean saddle shoes 
Allowances that met with incredible speed 
For recordings and anything else *he won't need 
Habitual "hogging" of local verandas 
Acres of bracelets like Carmen Miranda's 
Secret ambition and a home of her own 
Unconcern like a cloak on her thrown. 
That's what a Buffalette is made of! 

Gelda Bernie 

Any student contribution for this column will be con- 
sidered for publication. 

Virginia Burkett 

Virginia Burkett was born June 21, 
1923, in Johnson City, Tennessee. 
They say that Southerners always re- 
turn to the scene of their birth. I don't 
know whether that applies here or not. 
Anyway she has lived in almost every 
town in the south since then, and now 
here she is back again looks sus- 

(Continued on next column) 

I really don't know where Virginia 
started to school, but anyway she 
graduated from high school at Long 
Beach, Mississippi. At present her fam- 
ily lives in Roanoke, Virginia, in case 
you wondered. Virginia says she never 
did anything or was anything while in 

high school sounds eventful! I 

did find out that she was a cheerleader, 
a member of Girl Reserves, and soci- 
ety editor of the school paper. 

Her first year of college was spent at 
King in Bristol. The second year she 
graduated from a girls' junior college, 
Gulf Park, Mississippi. Last year we 
had the privilege of becoming her 
classmates, and looks like she's settled 
down for one, she's back again. 

Virginia's major is English. She has 
been a member of the International 
Relations club, Home Economics club, 
(Continued on Page 6) 


Juanita Johnston 

In case some of the freshmen have 
not had the distinct honor of meeting 
our seniors, we shall take this method 
of enlightening them upon the facts 
about some of our elite. 

Juanita Johnston, better known to 
most of us as Nita, is the good-looking, 
chubby blonde you see busying herself 
in Mrs. Bowman's office. Nita says she 
was sort uf born on January 6, 1922 in 
Jacksonville, Florida. After two years 
her family moved to Winter Park, and 
Nita went along too. 

Like most other children, Nita start- 
ed to school. After twelve years, which 
says were uneventful, but I am still 
wondering about that one, knowing 
Nita, she graduated from high school 
unmolested. While in high school she 
belonged to Girls Hi Y club, and the 
Dramatic club. She was a cheerleader 
for two years, and was a sports writer 
for the school paper. 

Nita seemed to follow her family's 
footsteps - - having had a brother and 
sister at Milligan before her. She enter- 
ed Milligan as a freshman in the fall 
of '39. Since then she has been interest- 
ed in almost all phases of school life. 
She says her greatest interest is cam- 
pusology, and that she has belonged to 
the Home Economics club for three 
years, and served as Vice-president 
during her junior year. She was secre- 
tary of the junior class last year. She 
is active in all sports, a good swimmer 
and tennis player, especially. Last 
year she was captain of Intramural 
tennis. The year before she won two 
girls' tennis tournaments. Last year 
she was girls' ping-pong champion. She 
also plays basketball, volleyball, and 

(Continued on Page 6) 



Club Notes 


The Volunteer liaud held its first 
meeting on Monday evening at 7 
o'clock in the Prayer Room. Mrs. 
Lodter presided over the meeting in 
the absence of Prof. Carpenter. 
The program was as follows: 
Scripture — — — Georgia Hilt 
"The Prayer Perfect" — Jane Butler 
"What Volunteer Band Stands For" 

— — — Anna .Margaret Guinn 
Reading — — — Gelda Bernie 

The group selected the following 
committee to meet with Prof. Car- 
penter to plan the work for the year: 
Gelda Bernie, Georgia Hilt, and 
Sarah Steer. 

Boys Sunday School Class 

The Boys Sunday School Class 
elected officers for the coming semest- 
er. Those elected were: 
President — David Russel Trotter 
Vice President — Olin P. Ripley, Jr. 
Secretary-Treasurer — Morris Daniel 
Dean Lacey and Prof. J. F. Holly 
will be teachers. 

Girls Sunday School Class 

Officers of the Girls'Sunday School 
Class were elected for the first semest- 
er, they are: 

President — Gelda Bernie 

Vice President — Maxine Blair 

Secretary -Treasurer — Lillian Holt 
Professor Cochrane was unanimously 
elected teacher. 


The Glee Club had its first meeting 
Thursday evening September 3. Try- 
outs were held for new students. Later 
officers were elected. They were : 
President — Allie Hyder 

Vice President — Jane Butler 

Secretary — Lillian Holt 

Treasurer — Frank Gooley 

Definite plans for the year's work 
have not been decided upon. The club 
meets twice a week— Tuesday and 
Thursday evenings at 7:15. 


The Christian Endeavor held its 
initial meeting Sunday evening at 7:00 
o'olock. A program followed the 
short business session during which 
officers were elected as follows: 
President — David Trotter 

Vice President — Kitty Allen 

Sec. Treasurer — Sara Steer 

Pianist — Juanita Gish 

Song Leader — Lillian Holt 

New Faculty Members 

(Continued from Page 1) 

lish dep-irtnvnt. Mis.- Jones received 
her A. B- degree from Milligan Collepe 
in 1926. She received her A. M. at the 
Universitj of Tennessee, and later at- 
tended Peabodyand Columbia. 

Miss Eugenia Adamson, a!soagrad- 
uate of Mil igan College, is librarian. 
Miss Adamson received her A. B. de- 
gree from Milligan College in 1932. 
Since that time she has received a B. 
S. degree in Library Science from 

Mrs. C. E. Eyler is replac d in the 
department of Physical Education by 
Mrs. Edward G. Lodter. Mrs. Lodter 
received her B. S. degree in Home 
Economics summa cum laude. She 
has had special work in Tap Dancing 
and Folk Dancing, and has attended 
summer sessions at the University of 

Miss Nell Slay, class of 1942, has 
returned to be of assistance to various 
faculty members and to continue her 
study by taking work in the Depart- 
ment of Secretarial Science. 

She attended Milligan College 
two years. She then rectived train- 
ing at Asheville Teachers College. For 
some time she was supervisor of Adult 
Education in Avery county, North 
Carolina Then in 1940 she returned 
to Milligan College from which she re- 
ceived an A. B. degree. While at Mill- 
igan College, Miss Slay was president 
of several organizations was Feature 
Editor of the STAMPEDE. At present 
she is enrolled at the American Insti- 
tute of Filing in Buffalo, New York. 


(Continued from Page 1) 
the students that such an attitude, al- 
though hard to maintain in the chaotic 
conditions of todays world, is necess- 
ary for future peace. 

The second attitude is the up- 
look of life-the look toward the hope, 
the ideal. We must see past the fraud, 
the plunder and the murder of today 
to the peace of tomorrow. 

In the third place students of 
todays colleges must have a broad 
look. All men must be brothers for no 
race is superior, and tolerance is the 
important factor. God is father of all. 


(Continued from Page 1) 
by Leh Mann. Melody of Love, by 
Maloite, and Lindy I ou, Strickland. 

1 he program was concluded by Prof. 
Lodter playing several popular num- 
ber.- on the organ. A social hour fol- 

The candle lit refreshment table was 
pre-ided over by lady members of the 

Alumni attending the reception 
were Kalhryn Davis, Olive Hindenr, 
Mary Elizabeth Mc.Millin, Henry Keg- 
ley, Lyle De Witt, and Lieutenant 
Oris Hyder. 


(Continued from Page 5) 

Juanita Johnston 

Softball with skill. Last year -he was 
selected junior attendant to the May 

Nita is majoring in Home Econom- 
ics. Right now she is wearing out her 
shoes and the highway running to 
Happy Valley and back. We wish you 
luck, Nita, school teaching, applied 
Home Ec, or whatever you do. 

Oh yea, Nita has some advice for 
the freshmen, so here it is: Have fun, 
but be careful. 

Virginia Burkett 

of which she served as treasurer last 
year, and the Stampede Staff. 

Her advice to freshmen is: Be good, 
sweet child, and let who will be clever. 

Horse sense: Stable thinking. 

These days a cheerful idiot is envi- 

The man who is waiting for some- 
thing to turn up might start with bis 
shirt sleeves. 

They laughed when they saw him 
put iodine on his check; they didn't 
know that he had received an awful 
cut in his salary. 

The only thing that goes faster than 
time is money. 

We dare not leave one thing undone 
that will contribute to victory, because 
victory may be achieved by a close 



Published Semi-M onihly By The Students 


VOL. 8. 



We are sorry that a pic- 
ture of Mr. Lane was not 

Milligan's Who's Who For 1942-43 
Lists Three Girls And Four Boys 

Open House 

Saturday evening, October 3. the 
girls of the College entertained the 
faculty and boys of the College and 
friends at an open house. 

The tour of inspection started at 
Cheek Hall with a number of students 
acting as guides, so as to be sure that 
the boys, faculty, and parents would 
not miss anything that would be of 
special interest. The other girls re- 
mained in their rooms to greet the vis- 
itors. After visiting the Gym, the 
crowd walked over to Hardin Hall 
where some new guides started them 
on a tour of the three floors of elabo- 
rately decorated, designed, and Oh, 
b} T all means let me say Clean rooms. 
(For once anyway.) 

Later everyone assembled in the 
parlor where they were entertained by 
Prof. Edward G. Lodter at the piano. 
A short program was presented. A re- 
call, some of the outstanding events of 
Initiation Day as Vesta's walk with 
"Stanley", and Kitty Allen's perform- 
(Continued on Page 6) 

The faculty of Milligan College has 
selected seven students to be listed in 
Who's Who among Students in Amer- 
ican Universities and Colleges for the 
year 1942-43. 

They are Miss Gelda Bernie, Miss 
Marine Blair, Miss Anna Margaret 
Guinn, Herman Lane, Earl Peters, 
Walter Faust, and Olin Ripley, Jr. 

The "Who's Who" is published an- 
nualh' at the University, Ala., to serve 
as an outstanding honor to recognize 
deserving students who have displayed 
merit in college work and in accomp- 
lishing their goals. It establishes a re- 
ference volume of authoritative inform- 
ation on the great body of leading 
students, college officials explained 
when the list was read in chapel Fri- 

Requisites for membership are char- 
acter, scholarship, leadership in extra- 
class activities, and potentiality for 
future usefulness to business and 
society. Juniors and Seniors are eligible 
for membership. Milligan was alloted 
seven members. 

Membership in Who's Who is a 
(Continued on Page 6) 


Quality Street 

The officers and the play 
Committee of the Milligan 
Players have made a selection for 
their fall production. The play decid- 
ed upon is a comedy by Barrie 

Quality Street. 

Try-outs for the various roles were 
held Friday October 17 at eight o'clock. 
Phoebe Tnrossel, feminine lead, is to 
be played by Miss Carrie Lee Hensley, 
a freshmen from Johnson City, Tenn. 
Miss Hensley was prominent in high 
school dramatics. 

David Trotter, a senior who has 
been outstanding in the dramatic 
department and who is a member of 
1he Alpha Psi Omega, National Hon- 
ary Dramatic Fraternity, is to be cast 
opposite Miss Hensley as Valentine 

Others who have parts in the play 
are Edward Kicklighter, June Leonard, 
Emerson Brokow, Melinda Showalter, 
Mary Croley, Virginia Carriger, and 
Wanda Blake. 

Miss Dorris Tweed is to be assistant 
director of the play. 




Published bi-weekly by the students of Milligan 


Editor — — — — — — — — Gelda Bernie 

Junior Associate Editor — — — — Steve Bowen 

Feature Editors — — David Trotter. Allie Hyder, 

Kitty Allen, Virginia Burkett. 

Sports Editors — — Jack Ankeny, Carl Matherly 

Commentator — — — — — Prof. J. F. Holly 

Reporters — Walter Faust, Jane Butler, Horace Pettit, 

Marie McKenzie, Millie Kicklighter. Helen Graybeal 

Circulation Managers — — — — Herman Lane, 

Edward Kicklighter 
Typists — — — — Lenore Pierce, Maxine Blair, 

Lena Lee Renaker 


Director of Printing — — — — Archie W. Gray 

Assistant — — — — — — Mrs. A. W. Gray 

Type setters — — — Carl Matherly, Paul Gilmer, 

Ruth Gray, Rodney Gray 


This publication endeavors to foster the ideals 
for which the student body is ever striving; 
namely, higher scholarship, cleaner sportsman- 
ship, and finer comradeship. It endeavors to rep- 
resent the school in all its aspects and to print, 
in an accurate and engaging way, everything of 
news interest concerning it. 

Violet May and Lyle DeWitt To Be 
Married November 14 

Miss Violet Hope May, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. 
D. May of Elizabethton, had her engagement and 
approaching marriage to Lyle Britton DeWitt of Knox- 
ville announced Sunday October 11, 1942. The wed- 
ding is to be solemnized at Hopwood Memorial Church, 
Milligan. Miss May, a graduate of Milligan College, was 
the 19-40 Queen of Homecoming at Milligan and Queen 
of May Day Eestival in 1941. Mr. DeWitt, also a grad- 
uate of Milligan, is employed with the Aluminum Com- 
pany of America at Alcoa. 

While a student at Milligan, Miss May took active part 
in many campus activities and served as president of 
several student organizations. In 1940 she was elected by 
popular vote as queen of the Homecoming and crowned 
with fitting ceremonies at the Roosevelt Stadium here. In 
1941, she reigned as queen of the May Day Festival on 
the Milligan College Campus. Upon graduation,. Miss 
May accepted the position of secretary to the president 
of Milligan College, where she is still employed. 

Mr. DeWitt, a Greene countain, and a graduate of the 
Greeneville High School was graduated by Milligan Col- 
lege in 1940 with the Bachelor of Science degee. He was 
an outstanding student and took active part in all phases 
of campus life. He holds a position with the Aluminum 
Company of America at Alcoa. 


There is something more to "I'm a Buffalo Born" than 
words and tune; something that lies deeper and means 
more — the school spirit. The words are simple, tune 
is easy to cam - , the mood is hilarious but underneath 
there is a catch in the throat. 

I asked a senior girl what school spirit meant to her 
and she answered, "I can't define it- but its that cer- 
tain feeling you get: it makes you want to do or die for 
your Alma Mater". To do or die — that says a lot. It 
points to something greater than the future. Should we 
call it patriotism? If one wants "'to do or die" in a small- 
er group, in the future will not want to do or die for his 
country? School spirit promotes citizenship. There can be 
no question of that. 

"School spirit'', explained a sophomore, "is that which 
makes you love your school so much that you forget the 
liver and food you don't like and remember only the 
beautiful things. It gives you pep and makes you want to 
yell your head off against anyone who doesn't agree it's 
the swellest place in the world". In a world where pessi- 
mism is too prevalent it is good to hear a person say 
"forget the bad and remember only the good". Whatever 
form it comes in optimism is acceptable and when an op- 
timist has that which makes him a good citizen he is in- 
deed to be blessed. 

To some schools, spirit is only that spirit which is 
shown at pep meetings — "What makes you jump up and 
down and holler" as one girl put it. To me it is something 
deeper. It constitutes a memory that travels down pat- 
terned roads — along quiet Buffalo Creek, under arbors, 
through sequestered halls, in dormatories — that, too, is 
part of the school spirit. 

So we see in "Tennessee's fair eastern mountains" more 
than a college, more than beauty — we see something in- 
definable but something that makes us lift our hearts and 
voices as we sing, "Forward ever be our watchword, con- 
quer and prevail". 

by Xola Ellis 

The sofa sagged in the center, 
The shades were pulled just so; 
The family had retired, 
The parlor lights burned low. 
There came a sound from the sofa 
As the clock was striking two, 
And the student slammed his textbook 
With a thankful, "Well, I'm through." 








By Sports Editors 

BONDS and 


7 - 6 

Seek Revenge for Emory 

The Milligan Buffaloes still ram- 
pant, after a 7-6 victory over Centre 
College, will be gunning for an unde- 
feated season when they meet the 
Emory and Henry's Wa^ps Saturday 
night. This game is expected to be one 
of the best pigskin contests in this 
section. Earlier in the year the two 
elevens fought to a 6-6 tie neither gain- 
ing an advantage. 

The Milligan cheering section, after 
last week's victory, is priming its vocal 
chords for added encouragement. 
Enough said. See you at the game ! ! ! 

First Game Was 6-6 Tie 

On September 19, Coach Bernie 
Webb and his Buffalo squad invaded 
Bristol to tangle with an experienced 
Emory and Henry eleven in the season 
opener. Milligan fielded a team com- 
posed of few veterans to battle the 
more experienced Wasps. 

The game opened with both teams 
feeling the other out. About midway 
of the first quarter "Jeep'' Quillen took 
the ball in his own end zone and zig- 
zagged up the sidelines to a touchdown, 
only to be called back to the Milligan 
35 yard line at which point the officals 
ruled he stepped out of bounds. The 
teams changed goals and the Buffs 
again started a goahvard march. This 
time the Buffs thundered to the Emory 
35. At this point Quillen faded to his 
right and arched a beautiful pass to 
Walt Maupin in the end zone for a 
touchdown. Maupin's try for extra 
point was blocked by the Wasps. 

In this same quarterone of Quillen's 
passes intercepted Graybeal, the 
Emory and Henry center, and he ran 
55 yards to a touchdown. The attempt 
for the extra point was blocked by a 
host of Milligan linesmen. 

Maryville Bows To 
Rampaging Buffs 

Saturday evening October 11, the 
Milligan College Buffaloes met and de- 
feated the Maryville Scotties in a 
hard fought grid battle at Maryville 

In the first quarter J. Abbott re- 
ceived a pass on the ten yard line and 
ran for a touchdown. Milligan scored 
again when "Jeep" Quillen, Gate City 
Ace, intercepted a pass on the forty 
yard line and ran for the second touch- 

Miller made the third touchdown in 
the last quarter when he caught a 
pass thrown by Quillen. 

Excellent blocking was done and 
Herman "Red" Lane was the out- 
standing man in the line. 

High Point Beaten 

On Friday, September 25 the Buffa- 
lo squad went to High Point, N. C. to 
engage a strong High Point eleven. 
High Point fielded a large and exper- 
ienced team which gave a tough battle 
for the Buffs. However, in the second 
quarter Milligan scored on a nicely ex- 
ecuted pass play from Quillen to Mill- 
er. Miller raced the remaining 30 yards 
to pay dirt. This proved to be the only 
score of the game. From this point on 
Milligan fought a fierce battle to de- 
fend their 6 point lead. 



6 R 



The Buffalo Pleven met and routed 
a plucky Roanoake College team in 
the first home game of the season on 
Oct. 2 at Roosevelt Stadium. Milligans 
lone marker came in the third quarter 
on a pass from Osborne to Miller. The 
play of the Buffalo line was outstand- 
ing as it turned several Roanoke 

Milligan Eleven Scores 


Team Glory Divided 

On October 17, the Buffalos met 
the '"Praying Colonels" of Centre Col- 
lege at Danville, Ky. Milligan started 
the game, out-weighed several pounds 
to the man. 

After an exchange of punts at the 
start of the game, Captain Haddock 
of Centre fumbled and Maupin of 
Milligan recovered on the Centre 14. 
Four plays later "Jeep" Quillen went 
over from the one foot line for a touch 
down. Quillen then added the exrta 
point from placement. 

Centre's touchdown came after 
Teater of Centre recovered a fumble 
on the Milligan 28 yard line. Three 
plays later Haddock passed to Teater 
for a touchdown. Haddock's place- 
ment was blocked by a host of Buffalo 

Neither team was able to make 
any other serious scoring threats al- 
though several Centre marches fell 
short when the Buff secondary batted 
Haddock's passes down. 

Miss Victory Elected 

Pretty Charlotte Goss has been e- 
lected by the Milligan College Buffalos 
to represent Miss Victory at the 
Milligan-Emory grid feud which will 
be resumed at Municipal Stadium in 
Bristol Oct. 24. Miss Goss is a Junior 
from Elizabethton, Tennessee, and is 
outstanding in campus activities. 

Each class elected two attendants 
for the occasion. They are: Virginia 
Burkett, Juanita Johnson, Emerita 
Lopez, Millie Kicklighter, Lorine 
Humphreys, Jane Butler, Katy John- 
son, and Marie Kilgore. 

At the half, Miss Victory will pre- 
sent a wreath of flowers to Mrs. 
Robert Davis, mother of Lieutenant 
Robert Lee Davis who was a former 
Milligan student. Lieutenant Davis 
was reported missing in the Battle of 
the Pacific, July 14, 1942. 





oof Prints 

Time is flying past but not too fast 
for Ole Buffalo to get a line on what 
all you guys and gals are doing here 
on the hill. 

We hear from, a very reliable source 
that Ed. Laws is color blind. How a- 
bout it, Ed.? 

Question of the month — Why 
doesn't Morris Daniels choose one of 
his admirers and become an All Con- 
ference Man? 

Some people appreciate art, some 
jnusic, but none can appreciate a 
good joke book like Van Hartsook. 

We understand why Mabel won't 
give the Milligan boys a break — 
Who's that next-door neighbor of 
yours, Mabel? 

Edna Willson is kept busy looking 
after Edna Walters these days - or is 
it vice versa? 

After three rounds with a certain 
senior the other night Don Pearce de- 
clares himself ready for Joe Louis or 
Billy Conn either one. 

Linda Showalter tells us that bright 
and shining look in her eyes last week- 
end was caused by a visit from her 
"Shag". Cute couple! 

"George" Giliy says that Graybeal 
picks just the right time to take a walk. 
She likes Virginia Beauty Apples, too. 

Milligan has acquired two new 
musicans. It seems that Combs and 
"Hotshot" are now applying their tal- 
ent to "Horns". 

"It's so peaceful in the library" these 
nights. Wonder why? 

Crofton Ba3's has acquired a vocab- 
ulary that keeps us all - even the pro- 
fessors - on our toes. 

Earl Peters is stepping high, wide, 
and handsome these days. Anybody 

Cutest conference couple — Rhea 
Gilbert and Jean Blair. 

The closest friends on the campus 
at present - Bill Lilly and his hat. 

"Red" Lane would like to announce 
that he is ready to resume his occupa- 
tion of the summer — cabinet making. 

Leave it to "Zeke" Brokaw — he 
gracefully presents his date, "Miran- 
dy" Tweed with Whitman's choco- 
lates!?) and white orchids(?). 

We have been hearing excellent re- 
ports of Prof. Faust's teaching in John- 
son City. 

Believe it or not — Jack Ankeny 
seems to be remaining true to "Ter- 

Fred Barnes recently made himself 
very popular (?) collecting coke bottles 
in the Ad Building. 

Most popular visitor at the Mary- 
ville game was "Pie" Garner. We're 
glad you're coming back at the semes- 
ester, "Pie". P. S. Amis is glad too. 

Prof. Ripley is handing out some 
good grades in lab class these days. It 
must be due to his ability to instruct. 

Kitty Allen has us all wondering 
why she was so worried this past week- 

Wanda Blake seems to be having 
trouble deciding if it will be Domke or 
Cooley. Xice thing they are roomates- 
or is it? 

Milagrosa has found another Bud- 
Bud we've noticed -a six foot one this 

Fred and Ursula seem to have done 
a neat little job of patching up their 
difficulties. Nice work. 

Jane, we're going to be right behind 
you to welcome Spraker. Happy week 

We hear reports from the war waged 
on third floor of Pardee Hall. For the 
particulars see Privates Moore, Gilmer, 
Hurt and Admiral Brooks. 
"Harry" Carrico — Say, Bill, what's 
the idea of wearing my raincoat today? 
"Bill" Pardue — Well, you wouldn't 
want me to get our new sweater wet 
would you? 

A high school boy came up to Ed 
Laws after the Maryville game and 
asked for his autograph. He looked at 
it with joy, then his face turned blank, 
"Shux," he said, "I thought you were 
"Alabama Shiney" Lee. 

Hotshot says he who laughs last 
laughs best but he who eats last gets 

Here's a toast I once heard — Here's 
to you as good as you are! Here's to 
me as bad as I am! But as good as you 
are and as bad as I am, I'm as good 
as you are as bad as I am. 

vavisi -y^otfey 



Tis midnight in exam week 
All the lamps are burning bright 
I have never seen such cramming 
As goes on here tonight. 

What does Prof, want in Comparative? 
What will Holly ask us to say? 
How [ wished that I had studied 
And not waited till 

All those dates won't stay with me 
And frankly I cannot tell 
Whether Long is kin to Cubberly 
Or just likes him awfully well. 

And when it comes to French 
Pretty hard, n'est ce pas? 
Prof. Lodter says, "It's a cinch." 
I say it aint and never was. 

Well, next nine weeks I'll study more 
And read, and write and toil 
But well 1 know before exams 
I'll burn the midnight oil. 


Why is it? Ever}' time I try to sleep 
Some bird decides to stomp his feet? 

And— then 
Perhaps he plays his drum 
If I decide to study some 

Ah— men 
Why is it? When in chapel I do sing 
Someone yells, "Stop mumbling"? 

And— when 
I ever venture on a date 
They tell me I have stayed too late 

Why is it? When to the library I do go 
There is always some so and so 

To— grin 
And quote aloud as if to say 
I learned to read just yesterday 

Why is it? When our team goes to meet 
Centre and knocks them off their feet 

We can't go solid to one game 
And cheer our team to further fame 








"Ripe Tripe" 

(To the sad reader of this column) 

My friend, truly good verse shodd not only contiin 
"rare rythum" and ''bare oomph" but also a compact de- 
ficiency. This is achieved by shearing off whiskered words, 
by making every blunder carry its full burden both of 
humor and of hash, and by blendinp with imagination 
and emotional allusion and connotation, the utmost in 
falsehoods and tripe. The decent poet, like me, abhors 
"fuzziness". Don't be fuzzy in your writing. Use only 
elegent phrases such as "crumby guy", "freckled bird", 
"hog jaw", "droopy stoop", "buggy lug" and "putrid 
kid". The elegance of these phrases can be clearly seen, 
can't they? Hense, there is no equal discipline for a verse 
thug or worse. To blow, his statements must be so! Do 
you pocess these abnormal qualities? If you do sit down 
in your bug-house and write a pome. Need I say more? 
Dr. QZ. Ozzekial 
Prof, of Pomoalogy 
Cell 16 Balooney Sanitarium 



Dear Reader: You only have two things in life to worry 
about, whether you are rich or whether you are poor. If 
you are rich you don't worry. If you are poor you have 
two things to worry about, whether you work or don't 
work. If you do work you don't worry. If you don't work 
you have two things to worry about, whether you eat or 
don't eat. If you eat you don't worry. If you don't eat 
you have two things to worry about, whether you live or 
die. If you live you don't worry. If you die you have two 
things to worry about, whether you go to Heaven or not. 
If you go to Heaven you have nothing to worry about. If 
you don't go you still have nothing to worry about, be- 
cause you will be too busy shaking hands with your 
friends to worry. 

"Sad Men of Pardee" 

1. Jack Ankeny when he comes back from Kingsport. 

2. Frank Cooley at various and sundry intervals. 

3. Bascom Pierce when he isn't talking about Mosheim. 

4. Herman Lane after he's worked in the ad building. 

5. Steve Bowen when he gets long envelopes. 

6. "Mac" Pierce after beautification of the campus. 

7. Carico when he isn't slaughtering Spanish. 

8. "Leo" Addenbrook after a "B" Session. 
6. Tubby Gilliam when he isn't chewing. 
10. Men, in general, before exams. 

by Allie Hyder 

Olin Bryant Ripley, Jr. 

Born - Outskirts of Baileyton, Know 
where that is? 

When - November 26, 1921, and is go- 
ing to celebrate Thanksgiving in a big 
way this year, 

At the age of two he moved to the 
heart of Baileyton, where he is residing 

High School - Baileyton, 12 years, 
(don't get excited, we mean through 
grammar and high school !) 
In High School - Glee Club, "B" Club, 
cheerleader, FFA president. 
Since coming to Milligan, has been, 
International Relations Club president, 
Vice-President of Senior class, Milli- 
gan College Players treasurer, Business 
manager of annual, Baseball, Chem- 
istry Laboratory Instructor, Member 
of Who's Who Among Students In 
American Universities and Colleges. 
Majoring in Chemistry and Math- 

Member of Ripley, Ripley, and Ripley, 
Inc. Air Raid Wardens in Baileyton, 
from which he has a leave of absence 
to continue his schooling. 
Advice to freshmen - Have a good 
time while you are here, because you 
won't be here always. 


Born — She doesn't remember — she 
thinks at Mountain City. 

(Continued on Page 6) 



Who's Who 

(Continued from Page 1) 
standard of measurement for students 
comparable to such agencies as Phi 
Beta Kappa and the Rhodes Scholar- 
ship Award and as a recommendation 
to the business world. 

Gelda Bernie, a senior at the college, 
is the daughter of Mrs. Ernest Bernie 
of Wytheville, Va. She has been active 
in all phases of campus life and is a 
member of the German Club, Volun- 
teer Band, Milligan College Players, 
"Stampede" staff, International Relat- 
ions Club and Intramurals. 

She is editor-in-chief of the "Stamp- 
ede," a bi-monthly publication of the 
student body, president of the Girl's 
Sunday School Class, treasurer of the 
Milligan College Players, vice-presi- 
dent of the Student Council and is on 
the executive committee of the Volun- 
teer Band. 

Olin Ripley is the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. O. B. Ripley of Baileyton. He is 
vice-president of the senior class, pres- 
ident of the International Relations 
Club, and is vice-president ol the Boy's 
Sunday School Class, and is active in 
baseball. He is chemistry laboratory 
instructor for Dr. H. M. Thompson, 
head of the department of physics and 
chemistry and is business manager of 
the "Buffalo," Milligan yearbook for 

Anna Margaret Guinn is the daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Guinn of 
Midway, and came to Milligan as a 
first honor student from her high school. 
She takes part in all campus activities, 
is a member of the Volunteer Band, 
Christian Endeavor, International Re- 
lations Club, Glee Club and Intra- 
murals. She has served as secretary 
and treasurer of the Volunteer Band, 
and on the Intramural executive coun- 
cil, is secretary of the Sunday school 
class, treasurer of Christian Endeavor, 
is vice-president of the Volunteer Band 
for 1942 and a member of the Student 
Council representing the junior class. 
She also is assistant to Mrs. Helen T. 
Nave, professor of secretarial science 
at the college. 

A junior, Maxine Blair is the daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Blair of 
Max Meadows, Va., a first honor stu- 
dent from her high school. She is active 
in the International Relations Club, 
Glee Club, Christian Endeavor and is 
a member of the "Stampede" staff. She 
(Continued on next column) 

Open House 

(Continued from Page 1) 

ance with her pet flea "Fleeby". I 
still hear some of the boys' imitations 
of Wanda Blake's method "Mary Had 
a Little Lamb". A girls' trio composed 
of Allie Hyder, Lillian Holt, and Jane 
Butler rendered "Beautiful Dreamer" 
with such harmony that we are all 
looking forward to hearing them sing 
again soon. 

After refreshments were served, our 
visitors left, but not before they ex- 
pressed their sincere appreciation of 
the evening. We think this party was 
a success in many ways and hope 
that it may become an annual affair. 

was secretary and treasurer of the 
sophomore class, treasurer of Christian 
Endeavor in 1941 and treasurer of the 
Sunday School in 1942. She is assistant 
to Prof. S. J. Hyder, bursar of the 

Herman Lane, a member of the jun- 
ior class, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. K. 
M. Lane of Gate City, Va. He is out- 
standing in both athletics and class- 
work, is a three-letter man in the 
Monogram Club, having lettered in 
football, basketball and baseball. 

Earl Peters, a junior and "all A" 
student is the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Kyle M. Peters of Fort Blackmore, Va. 
He came to Milligan as a first honor 
student from high school and now ac- 
tive in Christian Endeavor, is a mem- 
er of the Volunteer and Band Inter- 
national Relations Club, and plays 
both baseball and basketball. 

A leader in the classroom and on 
the campus, Walter Faust, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Walter J. Faust of Canfield, 
Ohio, is president of the junior class 
and is an active member of the Inter- 
national Relations Club, Christian En- 
deavor, Milligan College Players, inter- 
collegiate tennis team and the Vol- 
unteer Band. Vice-president of his 
freshman class and now president of 
the International Relations Club, he 
also is assistant to Prof. J. Fred Holly 
in the department of commerce. 

Miss Aline Hyder of Milligan Col- 
lege; Miss Catherine Allen of Ocean 
View, Del., and Tom Gray of Johnson 
City, who were listed on Jast year's 
Who's Who from Milligan, were not 
eligible for reelection but will be ment- 
ioned in another section of the publi- 


(Continued from Page 5) 

When — She can't remember the day, 
in 1347. 

High School — Mountain City - had- 
n't you heard? 

While in high school she played the 
radio in the band. (They did have a 

Color eyes - Brown, Colorhair, brown. 
At Milligan, she has been — Member 
of Intramurals, Tennis Instructor, 
Girls' M Club, Secretary, Jr. year, 
Secretary, Treasurer, Sr. year. Inter- 
national Relations Club, Secretary; 
Volunteer Band, Secretary; Gilley's 

Ambition -To join the Waves and see 
the sea. 

Domestic Possibilities — She can iron.? 
Advice to Freshmen, - Eat, drink and 
be merry today for tomorrow you may 


David R. Trotter 

Born a Christmas disappoint- 
ment. 1919. 

Where Knoxville. 

High School Knoxville, City 

Upon leaving High School, David pass- 
out — some Shock. 

I. Q. 25. 

Since coming to Milligan, has been, 
cheerleader, basketball, tennis, track, 
Christian Endeavor President, Glee 
Club, Dramatic Club, president, M. 
Club, president, Boy's Sunday School 
Class president, Biology Laboratory 
Instructor, Stampede Staff, President 
of Sophomore class, President of Senior 
class, Alpha Psi Omega, Member of 
of the Society To Mend Hearts Of 
Girls Who Fell, president. 

Is Tall, Dark and Handsome,— 

or hadn't you noticed? 

O H T T nT & 

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Published Semi- Monthly By The Students 


VOL. 8 



Merry Chrsstm 

and a 
Happy New Year 

As one of the outstanding social e- 
vents of the year, the boys gave the 
girls and the fatuity a Christmas party 
at Pardee Hall, Dec. 4. Transportation 
was furnished by Nell Sleigh and thats 
no kiddcn ! Santa Clause, Croften Bays, 
welcomed the visitors to Pardee Hall 
which was decorated in green with 
Christmas Trees to add to the Yule 
Tide Spirit. 

The program, a second in the series 
of Zippo programs originated by Jack 
Ankeny and David Trotter was very 
entertaining, and the originality of the 
the party was outsanding. "Red and 
Mo" the comedy team, the boys 
"Home-made Trio", the Zippo Quar- 
tet, the Letter to Santa all tied to- 
gether with the humor and satire of 
the Zippo Parade lo say the least, add- 
ed zip and spice to the program. Mus- 
ical interludes of Jingle Bells and 
Santa Clause is Coming to Town also 
livened the party. 

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QUALITY STREET, presentation 
of the Milligan College Players, was 
given in the college auditorium at 8:15, 
Tuesday evening, November IS, 1942. 
The play, written by James M. Banie, 
deals with the life of the Misses Thros- 
sel and their friends of Quality Street. 
It is a costume play dealing with Eng- 
land in Napoleon's time and kindly 
satirizes the customs of the period. 

Miss Carrie Lee Hensley played the 
part of Miss Phoebe Throssel; Miss 
Hensley 's presentation and interpret- 
ation of the role was excellent. Opposite 
Miss Hensley, David Trotter as Valen- 
tine Brown gave an exceedingly good 
performance. Mr. Trotter has proved 
outstanding in dramatics in the past. 
Miss June Leonard as Susan Throssel 
created a character which many will 
long remember. 

Mr. Trotter, Miss Hensley, and Miss 
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First Nine Weeks, First Semester 

The following stunents made all A's 
on academic subjects: 

Allen. Catherine 

Bowman, Margret 

Gray, Thomas 

Guinn, Anna Margret 

Holt, Lillian 

McAllister, Ruby 

Peters, Earl 

Tate, George 
The following students made A's with 
the exception one grade of B on aca- 
demic subjects: 

Bayless, Estella 

Beavers, Virginia 

Bowers, Ralph 

Blair, Maxine 

Crowley, Mary Buford 

Gray, Archie 

Hyder, Aline 

Kclley, Anna Loyco 

McKenzie, Marie 

Tyler, Marie 




Published bi-weeklv bv the students of Milligan 

Q ]j e „ e Let not one gold leal tail 

S From that tall poplar laughing to the wind 

EDITORIAL STAFF Ltit those clouds that dance across the sky be still. 

Editor — — — — — — Gelda Bernie And let the bright flame linger of burning leaves upon 

Junior Associate Editor — — Steve Bowen tne bill. 

Feature Editors — ■ David Trotter. Allie Hvder, oh, beauty, stir not until I memorize your face 

Kitty Allen. Virginia Burkett. So that 1 may carry with me always the picture of this 

Sports Editors — — Jack Ankeny, Carl Matherly place. 

Commentator - Prof. J. K. Holly Autumn, season of farewells, has come and so I go 

Reporters — Walter Faust, Jane Butler, Horace Pettit, gut always here for me the wind will blow 

Marie McKenzie, Millie Kicklighter,. Helen Graybeal And shake the tall, gold poplars until they shed 

Circulation Managers - - — — Herman Lane, Their merry, golden leaves upon the air 

Edward Kicklighter And always smoke from burning leaves will stir my 

Typists - — Lenore Pierce, Maxine Blair, eyeb to tears 

Lena Lee Renaker And clouds like these will move across the sky 

■ ■ Through all the years. 

the euEss staff -Virginia Burkett 

Director of Printing — — — — Archie W. Gray 

Assistant _ — — — _ — Mrs. A. W. Gray 

Acting Director of Printing - - Archie W. Gray Jr. 

Type setters — — — Carl Matherly, Paul Gilmer, 

Ruth Gray, Rodney Gray 

Becomes the Bride of 


This publication endeavors to foster the ideals 
for which the student body is ever striving; 
namely, higher scholarship, cleaner sportsman- 
ship, and finer comradeship. It endeavors to rep- 
resent the school in all its aspects and to print, 
in an accuiate and engaging way, everything of 
news interest concerning it. 

Mable Chandler Weds Warrant Officer 
Clinton Edwards 

Miss Mable Chandler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. 
Chandler, became, the bride of Warrant Officer Clinton 
Edwards on Wednesday. November 12 at eight o'clock. 
The wedding was solemnized at the Church of Erwin by 
the Rev. Guinn, using the single ring ceremony. The 
bride's only attendant was Miss Marjorie Cross. 

Mrs. Edwards was a student of Milligan College and 
was active in many phases of campus life. The groom is a 
Warrent Officer at Fort Gainsville, Ga. where the couple 
is now residing. 




c Salute You 

To all the BUFFALOES in the service of our country; 
whether on the land, in the air, or on the sea, we take 
this opportunity to salute you. Keep 'em flying, rolling, 
and sailing until we join you. 

H Hi !H f?H 

Sfas ska 

A fall wedding, characterized by beauty and simplicity, 
took place in the Hopwood Memorial Church on the Mil- 
ligan College campus Saturday afternoon at 3:30. when 
Miss Violet Hope May became the bride of Lyle Brittan 
DeWitt of Greenville and Knoxville. The bride is the 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roby DeWitt May, 215 G 
Street, Elizabethton, Tennessee. 

Dr.' H.J. Derthick, former head of M'lligan College 
officiated, using the impressive ring ceremony. Dr. C. E. 
Burns, president of the college, assisted in the ceremony. 

Miss Christine Williams, Elizabethton organist, played 
a program of nuptial music which included "Intermezzo" 
t Provost) ; "Theme from the Piano Concerto in B Minor" 
(Tschoikowsky), and "Liebestraum" (Lisgh). 

Miss Eloise Parker, popular Milligan soprano, sang 
"Because" (d'Hardelah) and "I Love You Truly" (Bond). 

During the ceremony Miss Williams played Richard 
Wagner's "Oh, Thou Sweet Evening Star",from Tan- 
nhaeuser. The traditional wedding marches were used for 
the processional and recessional. 

Mrs. DeWitt was graduated with the Bachelor of 
Science degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Milligan College 
in 1041. Upon graduation, she accepted the position of 
secretary to the president of the college, which she held 
until November 1. While a student at Milligan she was 
active in all phases of campus life, holding offices in sev- 
eral student organizations. She recieved several outstand- 
ing honors, having been Home Coming Queen in 1910 
and reigning as Queen of the May Day festivities in 1941. 

The groom is a graduate of Milligan College, the class 
of 1940. As a student he entered into all phases of cam- 
pus life. Since graduation he has been employed by the 
Aluminum Company of America at Alcoa. 





By Sports Editors 

BONDS and 



Buffaloes Roll Over Emory 
Finish Undefeated 

( )ii October 24. r.lie stampeding Buf- 
faloes defeated Emory and Henry 19 
to 13 to clos" the season as one of the 
nations undef 'ated football elevens. 
They avenged an earlier 6 - 6 tie wilh 
the Wasps. 

The Buffs mixed a dangerous aerial 
attack with their ground offensive to 
rack up a 19-0 lead before Emory ral- 
lied for a pair of touchdowns in ihc 
final period. 

Milligan's first scoring threat was 
launched early Big Kd Thomas ripped 
the Emory line to shreds as the ball 
was moved toward pay dirt. But at 
this point a fumble cost the Buffs the 
ball. Emory punted out to the Emory 
23 and on the second play "Jeep" 
Quillen hurled a pass to Maupin in the 
end zone, to send the Buffs into the 
lead. The attempt for extra point was 

The second Buff score came in the 
second quarter. The Buffaloes launch- 
a 97 yard drive, which was highlighted 
by a 43 yard run by "Pee- Wee" 
Osborne. Osborne then crashed over 
from the two and Quillen added the. 
extra point for a 13-0 lead at half time. 

Quillen intercepted a pass midway 
of the third period to set the stage for 
the final Buff toudhdown. Tipton went 
went 22 yards around end on a reverse 
to make the score 19 to 0. Carrier's at- 
tempt for extra point was blocked. 
Emory launched a drive early in the 
fourth quarter. Goode crashed tackle 
for the score and Hagy added the ex- 
tra point. 

With less than five minutes left, Os- 
borne of Emory blocked Quillen's punt 
and McGlothin recovered in the end 
zone for a touchdown. The try for the 
extra point was wide. 

Nice going Buffaloes! 





This week our youthful football 
coach, Bernie Webb, left for Nashville, 
Tennessee to enter the U. S. Navy to 
prepare himself as a Chief Petty Officer 
in the Physical Education Program of 
that service. 

Coach Webb has been connected 
wish Milligan College athletics since 
his graduation In the fall of 1941 the 
football coaching duties fell upon his 
shoulders, due to the illness of Coach 
Lacey, and he responded by bringing 
the through to a successful season. To 
further prove his ability he guided the 
1942 team through an unbeaten season. 

Coach Webb has meant much to 
.Milligan athletics and we regret to see 
him go. But we are sure that he will 
carry on in his true Milligan spirit. 

On November 11 Herman Lane, a 
junior, left Milligan to join the parade 
of uniforms. Herman, being in the 
Army Air Corps Reserve, decided that 
he wanted into the scrap now, so he 
applied for active service and was ac- 

Herman was outstanding in Milligan 
athletics, lettering in football, basket- 
ball, and baseball. And he was also 
outstanding in the classroom. He was 
selected to be listed in the Who's Who 
Among Students in American Colleges 
and Universities for the year 1942-43. 

Captain G. B. Pierce 

With the football season successfully 
closed, we now turn to the King of 
Winter sports for indoor entertain- 

Coach Steve Lacey, who has taken 
over the coaching chores since "Doc" 
Eyler's departure, was greeted on 
November 1 by twenty-five boys. 
Coach Lacey has been putting these 
boys through the paces daily and 
promises to present a scrapping quin- 
tet. Only three boys. Captain Pierce, 
Miller, and Matherly, reported to 
Coach Lacey from last year's squad of 
twelve. Graduation and the call to 
colors has taken such veteran hard- 
wood performers as Akard, Cure, 
Hays, Lane, Garner, and others. New 
men who are counted on to fill their 
shoes are: Bill Arnett, all-state for- 
ward from Happy Valley, Van Hart- 
sook, big center from Lenior City, 
"Dude" Williams, slender forward 
from Hampton, W. Heaton, another 
big center from Cloudland, Walker, a 
transfer from Teachers, Bill Lily, big 
guard from Gate City, and Gilmer 
and Ford taking their first fling at 
the game. 

In practice, on one team Coach 
Lacey has been running Pierce and 
Miller at the forwards, Arnett at the 
pivot spot, and Shepherd and Matherly 
at the guards. On another five he has 
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By "Zoro" 

Volunteer Band 

The \'oIuntcer Band me -ting even' 
Monday night in rlie Prayer Room, 
li is been engaged in a series of prog- 
rams entitled, "We Would See Jesus " 
Tlirough various topics we have en- 
d'avond to see Jesust.hrough the Bible, 
Prayer. Nature, through our friends, 
our literature, pleasures, science, and 
through our work. 

At present, the programs are being 
centered around Christmas. We have 
seen how God prepared for Christmas, 
and how we should prepare ourselves 
lor this Day of days. 

Every member of the school is cord- 
ially envited, at all times, to come and 
join in the fellowship which the pres- 
ent members enjoy. 

Alpha Psi Omega 

Tuesday ( Night, Decemder 8, the 
Alpha Psi Omega held its initial meet- 
ing. The following were considered elig- 
ible for membership: Carrie Lee Hen- 
slev. June Leonard and Robert David 
Trotter, who received his invitation 
last vear will become a member. 

Glee Club 

The glee club sponsored its annual 
banquet in the dining room of the 
John Sevier Hotel on December?. The 
program and decorations carried out 
the significance ol the date. 

Following the dinner a theatre party 
was organized. About forty-five mem- 
bers and guests enjoyed the occasion. 

"M" Club 

The past few weeks saw the initiat- 
ion of new lettermen into the "M" 
Club These boys earned their letters in 
football and as manager. 

Those lettering during the '42 foot- 
ball campaign are K.Thomas, Carrier, 
Dixon, Cox, Laws, Hartsook and 
Lyle; Gilmer earned his letter as man- 
ager of football. 

Tliey withstood their final of the 
initiation on Monday night, November 
23 and now they can proudly wear 
their "M". Congratulations! 


We entered Cupid's garden. 
We wandered o'er the land. 
The air wassweet and balmy 
As I held her little .... (shawl) 

Yes, I held her little shawl, 

How fast the moment Hies. 

The moon was shining brightly 

As I gazed into her .... (lunchbasket) 

Yes I gazed into her lunchbasket, 

I wish I had a taste. 

1 crept up close beside her 

And putmyarmsaround her (umbrella) 

Embracing her umbrella, 

The dainty little Miss 

Once more crept up beside her 

And gently stole a . . . . (sandwich). 


Scatter Chatter 

To Kicklighter for using his musical 
talents at Hardin Hall rather than at 

To Vernon for putting up with Carrie 
Lee so long. 

To Prof. Holly for his effort to help 
the boys. 

To Vesta for work done on the "Boys 
In the Service Chart." 
To Mrs. Lodter for putting up with 
that dog so long. 

To Miss Jones for staying on the cam- 
pus one week end. 

To the boys for their party last Friday. 
No Bells— 

To whoever tossed the snowballs at 
the Glee Club last week. Especially 
Olin Ripley. 

To those who think everyone should 
get up at 6 o'clock. 

To people who lose their head in an 
emergency. Particularly the "fire drill" 

No bells to Mrs. Bowman she's got 

To the lads who yell "Safety" at the 
(Continued on next column) 

and Combs 

Old man Sickness came to Milligen 
16 see two of our boys. They are Hor- 
ace Pett't. a Sophomore from Grundy, 
Va., and Billy Comhs, also a Sopho- 
more from Jonesville, Ya. The boys 
were suffering with a pain in their side 
and it was necessary to have an oper- 
ation in both cases. 

Horace went to Riehlands Hospital 
and from all reports seemed to pro- 
gress nicely. No doubt he enjoyed his 
"vacation", but we're glad he's back. 

Billy was relieved at the Applachian 
Hospital in Johnson City. Girls, don't 
rush up with too many flowers and 
too much food, for Billy can't enjoy 
it - yet. 

We are glad both boys are back 
with us. and that their recovery has 
be, 'ii rapid. We also hope the disease 
isn't catching, else Patdee Hall will be 
turned into an infirmary. 


Glee Club Cantata 

The Milligaii College Glee Club will 
present its annual Christmas Cantata 
"The Carols of Christmas" by Larenz 
on Sunday evening, December 13, at 
7:30 P. M. in the college auditorium. 

The Cantata is a Carol Fantasy used 
on familiar Christmas hymns and chor- 
uses. It is under the direction of Fran- 
ces LeDoyt Yearley, Director of Music 
at Milligan College. Mr. Edward G. 
Lodter will be at the organ, and Miss 
Jaunita Gish will play the piano ac- 
companiments. The following students 
will appear as soloists: 

Lillian Holt, Charlotte Sue Hamp- 
ton. Aline Hyder, Marjorie Cross, Jane 
Butler. Virginia Carriger, Frank Coolv, 
Robert Addenbrook, Eddie Kicklight- 
er, and Arthur Domke. 

The soloists will be supported bj r 
trios, quartets, and choruses by the 
entire Glee Club of forty members. 

(Continued from preceding column) 

basketball games. 

To Frank Cooley for extra currieular 




Winning War and Losing 
the Peace 

by President C. E. Burns 

On Sunday. November 12, President 
0. E. Burn.- brought the Sunday morn- 
ing message to 1 he studinls and fit i- 
ssens of the (oniniunity. Kis subject 
was 'Winning Wars and Losing the 
Peace." In outline' the President said 
what follows in the way of summary: 

Jesus said, "Blessed are the peace 
mjikcrs for Ihey shall be called the 
sons of God." 

Jesus was referred to as the Prince 
of Peace. This definitely makes it ihe 
choice of the people to plan for peace, 
to pray for peace, and to prepare for 
peace. This planning must be done 
oven while the war goes on. 

Many wars have been won, but bil- 
lowing them, the peace has been lost. 
This w is largely true about the. war of 
IS 12. It was avowedly fought to se- 
cure freedom of the seas for this coun- 
try When the peace treaty wasdrawn 
up. not one word was said about the 
freedom of the seas, which to this day 
has not been achieved. 

In our so-called Civil War there 
was two avowed objective^ so far as 
the Union forces were concerned; first, 
the perpetuation of the L'nion, and 
second the freeing of the slaves. The 
Union forces won a military victory, 
but who supposes that this victory 
contributed lo any real union between 
the North and South. Only recently 
have we established in spite of the 
Civil War, some satisfying degree of 
union. It is true that the Civil War 
freed the slaves by proclamation, but 
who would say that the black man is 
as free as the white man? 

The so-called first World War was 
fought for two avowed objectives. 
First, it was a war to end all wars, 
and second, it was a war to make the 
world safe for democracy. The allied 
forces won a military decision, but in 
the treaty that was drawn up, peace 
was not made secure, as the present 
war proves. Nor was democracy ad- 
vanced through the world; rather 
dictatorship has been the universal 

How shall peace be permanently 
achieved at the end of the present con- 
flit t? Many pioposalsart being made 

(Continued on Page 8) ' 

In Appreciation 

From the Milligan College boys 
To Prof. J. Fred Holly 

Dear Prof, 

We just wanted to let you know that 
we appreciate what you have done and 
are doing for us here at Milligan. Since 
the war broke out we have all been 
pretty much up in the air, not knowing 
what was the best thing for i.s to do, 
whether to try to stay in school, or to 
go on into the army immediately. It 
was chiefly to your unstinting efforts 
in securing us the army, navy, marine, 
and air corp programs that we were 
able to remain in school and thus pre- 
pare ourselves for positions of greater 
responsibility and service, while at the 
same time going ahead with our edu- 
cation which may mean so much to us 
in the future when there is no war. We 
thought that everyone who reads this 
paper should know as we do just what 
you have done and are doing. For this 
reason we make this an open letter. 

Day after day it has been your mat- 
ter of fact voice that has warned and 
reasoned with us to keep us at the task. 
With no reward for yourself, and little 
recognition of the responsibility you 
have assumed, you have worked with- 
out stint that we may better prepare 
ourselves to serve. You have shown 
us that now is no time to loaf on the 
job or to say; "What's the use", and 
to sit around just because the future 
is uncertain. You have always had 
time to discuss individually, all our 
small and and often petty personal 
problems and worries. You are right 
when you say that now is the time to 
work harder than ever before because 
now the job is bigger than ever before. 

(Continued on next column) 


PP 57 






NAVY V-S at 


The Navy's V-l Plan under which Fresh- 
men and Sophomores from 17 through 

19 years of age can continue their 
courses and prepare to become officers 
in the Naval Reserve has been ac- 
cepted by our school. Hundreds of 
colleges and universities are backing 
the Navy's V-l program, and thou- 
sands of students in other schools have 
already enlisted under this plan. 

Only 80,000 men will be accepted 
annually for this training, but the 
Navy wants these men to be fully 
acquainted with all V-l details before 
enlistment. Many questions have been 
asked. In this column we will answer 
those most frequently asked and in 
addition carry informative articles 
covering all phases of V-l activities. 
Some questions asked are: 

Q. I am a sophomore and will be 20 years 
old next month. Can I enlist in V-l? 

A. Yes. If you have not yet reached 

20 and you are otherwise qualified, 
you're eligible. 

* & ii 

Q. When the war ends, do I stay in the 

A. Under V-l, you enlist in the' Naval 
Reserve. As an enlisted man or as an 
officer, you may be released from 
active duty as soon as possible after 
the war is over. 

Q. Will the Navy pay my tuition and other 
expenses while I am still in college under 
the V-l plan? 

A. No. Navy pay does not start until 
you are assigned to active duty. 

■it -tr ir 

Q. What is the citizenship requirement tor 
acceptance for V-l? 

A. Applicants for V-l must have been 
citizens for at least 10 years before the 
date cf application. 

(Continued from preceding column) 

Now is the time to realize the import- 
ance of a college; edncation. Todays 
training; in the little things will be to- 
morrows preparation for the big things. 
We're putting our backs to the wheel, 
Prof, and asking you to keep behind 
us, and hoping that we'll never let you 

The boys of Milligan 




The November winds have b'own 
the leaves off the trees - which only 
dives ole Buffalo a better chance to 
keep his eye on the doin's of the gang 
here on the hill. 

Everybody, including G. B. Pierce, 
naturally, was more than pleased to 
welcome Peggy Gray back, even if it 
were for a very short visit. We were 
all glad lo see you, Peg. Here's hoping 
your visits will be more frequent in 
the future. 

Can't help wondering which thing 
will have a greater effect on Milligan 
life -- the play about all the old maids 
or all the weddings taking place. 

It was very evident the other night 
that Gilly had a date — was his face 

President Burns recently congrat- 
ulated Gelda on her agility — no 
doubt he was referring to her quick 
exit the night of the play! It's a shame 
the whole house couldn't have been in 
on the fun. 

Rumor has it that Pie Garner is 
soon to visit us— or should we say us 
— could be a certain blonde is his 
main motive. 

No doubt Horace Pettit has had 
more bad breaks this year than any- 
body deserves. We hear that he is im- 
proving, however, and we'll all be glad 
to have him back with us again. 

Pardue and Carico really have some 
system, right, Mary? 

Most popular girl at conference the 
other night was Miss Jones, what's 
your recipe? 

For some reason or another, we 
have a feeling that Graybeal had a 
birthday in the not too distant past. 
Her roommates tell us that she arose 
on that eventful morning and shouted, 
"Today I am a man!" 

Prof. Lodter's first period French 
class could tell you he always has to 
be there on time. 

For information concerning the 
location of Turkey Town ask any of 
the boys who were initiated into the 
P. M. Club recently. 

And by the way. what was the score 
of the last ball game Coeburn played? 

Don't move, Buckley, somebody's 
got you covered. '"'I'll tell on you". 

These boys whose girls are not Mil- 
ligan coeds— ex. Peterson and Hagy. 
And where was Peterson lust week-end? 

And then there are people like 
Malaoh Williams who can go home for 
week-ends to big turkey dinners. But 
Maloah doesn't forget her friends, 
thank goodness. 

We were all glad to see George Bow- 
man on the campus the other night. 
He gives the information that he'll 
take a long trip in December. 

Juanita Gravely is beginning to out- 
shine her big brother in wit. But then 
she's one of the smarter sex! 

The most popular saying of the 
week comes from Frances Blevins, 
"Tell Miss Slay the fuse on third floor 
is blown" 

"Sis" has decided she likes head- 
waiters Maybe she's going to give up 

Professor Joe Starnes has his spec- 
ial course very definitely classified and 
is now accepting applications for en- 
rollment. The requirements are easy 
— just so you are a Freshman girl. For 
further information, see Joe. 

We think Wanda is doing 0. K. 
You're lucky, G. B. 

For complete information about the 
hike to the "icecream factory", see 
Anne Adams. She is still limping. 

The cold weather doesn't seem to 
bother Carrie Lee and Vernon. They 
have something to keep them warm. 

Have you noticed how the Fresh- 
men boys study this year? Especially 
right after dinner— or so the girls say. 

Overheard Frank Cooley singing 
"Carry Me Back to Old Virginia" and 
Katy saying, "I want to go, too". 

It is rumored that "Profit Moore is 
dissatisfied with his sales director, 
"Seabee" Brooks. 

Morris Daniels seems to have hit his 
stride in conference at last. Nice going 
Morris stay in there and fight 'em! 

Burkic was in high spirits when he 
returned from his visit with "Judy". 
Wonder why? 

The old maids have just received a 
new shipment of yarn to allow them 
to continue their knitting through the 

Merry Christmas! 

oof Prints 

ufnar'tf ^Jro/fer 


They were single and went walking 
And her heart did skip a beat 
As she stumbled on the sidewalk 
And he murmered "Careful Sweet". 
Now the wedding bells have rung 
Ane they walk the same ole' street. 
She stumbles on the sidewalk 
And he yells "Pick up your feet." 


The question of last week was, "What 
has 'I homas done?" 

Chief musical hit of theiniation was 
Don Lyle's operetta "COCSIE COO". 
The boys collected money with which 
to buy an ice bag! 

After ordering their class rings, the 
Senior theme song is, "I'm Dreaming 
of a Slight Christinas". Second choice 
is, "Praise the Lord I Can't Pay My 

Tubby Gilliam has been nominated 
leader of the Commandos. If he doesn't 
get to fat. 

Some of the Buffalo's are still inter- 
ested in football. At least they were 
seen practicing the Minnesota Shift 
with much gusto. 

Doris, Brokaw may get hungry, but 
you dont have to feed him a line along 
with his mush. 

Milligan's "Nit Wits" manage to get 
to the basketball games but they still 
murmur, "Knitone, pearl two". 

If all the girls that don't neck were 
put into one room, what would we do 
with her? 


Listen my friend, you should lend 

Us all of your attention 

We've given you see, a huge pardee 

Of rare and honorable mention. 

Just a word, perhaps you've heard 

It rumored here and there 

We're the mugs or better the lugs 

Who put over that affair. 

You waited gals and when yore pals 

Gave the invitation 

You saw a show, so hot you know 

Its bound to get ovation. 




— % %r 

Milligan Bag 

Hair ------ G. B. Pierce 

j.; yes ----- Tommy Miller 

Nose ------ Gray Musick 

Teeth ------ Joe Starnes 

Complexion - - - - Dick Lawsou 

Brain - - - - - Carl Kitzmillcr 

Smile ----- Duard Walker 

Physique - - - - Abner Harmon 

Businessability - Carico and Pardue 
Sense of humor - Hillmond Gravely 
Hands ----- Earl Peterson 

Make Ix>ve - - Emerson Brokaw 
Posture - - - - Vernon Thomas 

Personality - - - David Trotter 
Friendliness - - - Slew Stallard 
Understanding - - Kermit lipton 
Enthusiasm - - - - Jack Ankeny 

Dynamite - - - - Olin Ripley, Jr. 

Common Sense - - Frank Cooley 
Character ----- Tom Gray 

Voice - - - - Eddie Kicklighter 

Neatness - - - - Verlin Gilliam 

Kindness - - Bobby Addenbrook 
Wit ------ Burkie Hurl 

Perseverenee - - - - Don Pearce 

Consistency - - - - Steve Bowen 

Dependability - - - Earl Peters 
Conversation - - - Bobby Jessee 
Athlete ----- Herman Lane 

Manners - - - - Authur Domke 

Sticktiveness - - - Ralph Bowers 
Homemaking Ability - Dave and Rip 
Cooperativeness - - Carl Matherly 
Sportsmanship - - Van Hartsook 
Frankness ----- Don Lyle 

1895 - Grandma has a caller who has a timid heart 

When they sat together they sat this far apart. 
1900 - Mother had a boy friend who was bashful and shy 

Do you think he kissed her, he wouldn't even try. 
1942 - Whenever daughter's shiek does call, he greets her 
with a kiss 
When they sit together theysitupcloselikethis. 


by Allie Hyder 

Milligan Hag 

Hair - - - - Carrie Lee Hensley 

Eyes ----- Helen Graybeal 

Nose ----- Charlotte Goss 

Lips ------ Emerita Lopez 

Teeth ----- Evelyn Rowe 

Neck ------ Eula Mottern 

Grace ------ Wanda Blake 

Complexion - - Lorraine Humphreys 
Hands ----- Maxine Blair 

Nails - - - Anna Margaret Guinn 
Humor ----- Georgia Hilt 

Satire ------ Gelda Bernie 

Smile ----- Katy Johnson 

Walk Vesta Noblitt 

Vigor ------ Kitty Allen 

Wisdom ----- Allie Hyder 

Athletic ability - - Juanita Johnson 
Poise ------ Marie Kilgore 

Posture - - - Malinda Showalter 
Personality - - - Louise Mathes 
Dependability - - - - Sara Stere 

Domestic Possibilities - Edna Walters 

"The Hunters'' 

Ready - Moore gets his stance 
Aim - Brooks is in a trance 
Fire - Moore shoots the rabbit 
Liar - Both ! Its just a habit. 

Mary Catherine Allen 

-- We call her Kitty. 

Born July 28, 1922 at Ocean View, 


Went to grammar school in Bunker 

Hill, New Jersey. Graduated from 

Lord Baltimore High School m- Ocean 


Since coming to Milligan, Kitty has 

been secretary of the sophomore class, 

member of Volunteer Band, Girls' 

Jntermgrals, Secretary, 2 Assistant 

Manager, 3 and 4, Glee Club, Most 

Athletic Girl, 2, Chairman of May 

Festival, Attendant to May Queen, 1, 

Cheerleader, Christian Endeavor, Vice 

President 3-4. President of Student 

Council, Stampede Staff, Assistant 

Physical Education Instructor. 

Major — English 

Ambition — to be happy 

Advice to Freshmen — be consistent 

; : 

John Earl Ankeny, Jr. 

Better known as Jack. 

Born-May 3, 1921 at Buffalo, N. Y. 

Moved to Warren, Ohio at the age of 


Went to high school at Warren G. 

Harding High School. Graduated in 

{Continued on Page 8) ' 



Bond and Stamp Drive 

Sponsored by "M" Club 

The "M" Club is sponsoring a drive 
for I lie sale of bonds and stamps. It, is 
the clubs desire for every student of 
Milligan to purchase a bond or stamp, 
as much as he or she can afford. Do 
your part Buffaloes and lets put this 
drive over 100%. If we bo this the 
school will receive a large "E" as an 
award for 100% cooperation. "Gi«c a 
buck, and help a buck private." If 
you can't afford a bond buy a stamp, 
livery little bit helps. 

Boys Party 

(Continued from Page 1) 

Refreshments were in line with the 
program and decorations, being splen- 

A vote of thanks and appreciation 
to the boys for a grand party and a 
giand time and a special note to the 
boys s irving on committees, making 
the roiial event a memorable one. 


Bobby Addenbrook 
Vernon Thomas 
Bill Carico 
Harry Pardue 
Don Fierce 
Hillrnan Gravely 
.Slew Stallard 
Joe Starnes 
Walter Maupin 

Emory and Henry 

On Tuesday night, December 8, the 
Buffalo basketball squad traveled to 
Emory and Henry to engage a rangy 
LCmory Quintet. 

The game was close until the final 
whistle when it was found that Emory 
was leading 44 to 37. The boys of the 
green and white were "off" and just 
couldn't get started. 

Tommy Miller led the scoring for 
Milligan getting some support from 
Fierce and Arnett. Parrish, big Emory 
center, led the Emory scoring parade 
with 17 points. 

These two teams play a return en- 
gagement at Milligan College on Sat- 
urday night, December 12. 

Quality Street 

(Continued from Page 1) 

Leonard were supported by a superb 
cast. Highlights of the performance 
were Mainda Showalter's presentation 
of the stern Miss Willoughby and Mary 
Croley's interpretation of Patty the 
outspoken maid. 

Miss Floyd Childs, head of the 
Drama Department of the college, dir- 
ected the play. She was assisted by 
Miss Gelda Bernie. Steve Bowen was 
Stage Manager and Miss Hilda Mad- 
ron was Property Manager. Robert Ad- 
denbrook was electrician and Miss 
Ruth Rich was in charge of the cost- 
umes. Olin B. Ripley, Jr. was Business 
Manager of the play. 

All agree that the play is one of the 
most successful produced at Milligan 
College; and are looking forward to 
future presentations. 


(Continued from Page 3) 

been using Williams and FordorNeece 
anb Gilmer at the forwards, Hartsook. 
Heaten or Peters at center, Lily and 
Walker on guard. Out of these two 
groups Coach Lacey hopes to find a 
winning combination. He is working 
the boys hard in order to smooth over 
the rough spots. 

The schedule, as yet, hasn't been 
completed. But it is expected that sev- 
eral topnotch teams will be engaged 
this year. 

Holston Independents 

On November 24, Coach Lacy sent 
his green and white boys of the hard- 
wood into action against the Holston 
Independents. He used the entire 
squad as they ran up an S5 - 35 vict- 
ory. Arnett and Pierce led the Buffalo 
scoring, while Hayes and Akard, two 
former Buffs, were outstanding for 

Mars Hill 

On Dccemder 1, the Buff Cagesters 
travelled to Mars Hill to play their 
experienced five. An exciting game 
was played with the score deadlocked 
when the final whistle sounded. In the 
overtime Pierce sank three goals to 
clinch the victory 52 - 46. Arnett led 
the scoring with 18 points, followed by 
Pierce with 16. 

War and Peace 

(Continued from Page 5) 

One gioup contends that we shall ab- 
solutely crush the Axis power and a- 
dopt the policy of retaliation and re- 
venge. Such a course in the past has 
only laid the foundation of future 

Another group contends that we 
should disarm the Axis powers com- 
pletely but provide for heavy arma- 
ment on the part of the United Nations. 
This course also is inadequate to insure 
peace, for how are we to know that 
these United Nations, thus heavily 
armed, will not be divided among 
themselves and engage in future wars'.' 
We need to remember that a li Hie 
while ago Russia was allied with Ger- 
many and is now one of the so-called 
United Nations And where shall we 
class France," who is even divided with- 
in itself? Heavy armaments as a per- 
manent policy have never yet perpet- 
uated peac . 

As Christian people we should con- 
tend for a Christian peace. Such a 
peace will exclude a spirit of revenge 
and will insure thoroughgoing justice, 
mercy, and good will. We must believe 
that peace is possible, permanent 
peace ; then we must work for such a 
peace on a Christian basis. 

All our planning should be dominat- 
ed by the statement of the Apostle 
Paul found in the Roman letter: "Be 
not overcome of evil but overcome 
evil with good." Such a peace has 
never been seriously tried. It is for the 
Christian people of the world to de- 
mand such a peace at the end of the 
present conflict. 

Senior Portraits 

(Continued from Page 7) 
January 1939 with SummaCum Lousy 

Since coming to Milligan, Jack has 
been a cheerleader for four years, "M" 
Club, track team, Milligan College 
Players, Stampede Staff, Sports Editor 
at present, Editor of Annual, attend- 
ant to May King. Pre-Medical Club, 
Laboratory Instructor in Biology. 
Major Subject—Biology. 
Ambition— To be a doctor. 
Philosophy of life— Nothing is ever ac- 
complished without enthusiasm. 
Advice to Freshmen— Ideals are like 
stars— seafaring men set their course 
by them, check their position constant- 
ly, and let them guide them. 

f £R\ v 


Published Semi-Monlhly By The Students 


VOL. 8 




Buffalo Feature 
Section Elected 

Votes have been cast for our King 
and Queen for the May Day and these 
two favorites of the student body, 
David Trotter and Kitty Allen were 
elected. These two seniors won by a 
large majority of votes and we feel 
sure that better selections could not 
have been made. 

But take a look at the personality 
couple, Nita Johnson and Olin Ripley. 
They seem to have what it takes -quite 
u few seemed to have thought so, tuo. 

ROUND (most versatile) why its 
Allie Hyder and Jack Ankeny and 
they really do have a part in most of 
the activites on this campus. 

Then, there's the Sport's side of the 
qjestion - but no, not a c.ui st.on ;,ny 
longer with Helen Graybeal as most 
athletic girl and Tommy Miller most 
athletic boy. 

We all feel that Tom Gray rightly 
deserves the confidence we have in his 
ability to succeed. He was elected Most 
Likely to Succeed. 

The other outstanding student who 
is a part of this group is Charlotte 
Goss, Victory Queen, who was elected 
by the football boys at the first of the 
school year. 


Dean Lacey 

Dean Lacey first came to Milligan 
College in 1927 as a student and grad- 
uated cum laude in 1931 with an A. B. 
degree. While he was in school he was 
outstanding in dramatics, music, and 
debating, being president of the Foren- 
sic Club for two years. He was inter- 
ested not only in student organizations, 
but in all sports as well, and took an 
active part in all of them. 

After graduation he became the 
coach at Mary Hughes High School 
and then principal for one year. 

In 1933 he came to Milligan College 
as coach of football, baseball, and 
track. Due to his superb coaching, Mil- 
ligan has won championships in all 
sports. In 1934 he took a course in 
Physical bducation at the University 
of Southern California. In 1942 he re- 
placed Captain C. M. Eyler as Dean 
of Men and basketball coach. 

Dean Lacey is active in the business 
and civic world. He is the Director of 
the Junior and Sen. or Chambers of 
Commerce, Director of the National 
Football Coaches Association, head of 
the Solicitation lor East Tennessee, 
and the Community Chest Drive. 

Notice Students 

May I suggest that the proposal of 
securing sulfrage for boys and girls 18, 
19, and 20 be thoroughly discussed by 
members of your student body and if 
the proposal is approved that you let 
us have the benelit of yonr reaction as 
soon us possible. 

Then too may I suggest that the 
student body, if it approves, pass a Re- 
solution directed to your Governor or 
State Legislature, asking for their sup- 
port in extending suffrage lo youth of 
18, 19, and 20 if they feel it is to the 
(Continued on Page 6) 

Kathleen Adams Bowman 

Although Mrs. Bowman has lived in 
Elizabethton all her life she had never 
been on the Milligan College campus 
until she came here as a student; but, 
once having arrived, she has remained 
either as a student or faculty member. 

While here, as a student she entered 
into many extra curricular activities, 
including student council, the school 
paper, the inter-collegiate debating 
team, the college orchestra, the literary 
societies and dramatic club. Her senior 
year she was editor of the Buffalo. She 
(Continued on Page 6) 

The Return of the 

Captain Clement Eyler, on leave of 
absence from the United States Army, 
and Mrs. Eyler, visited Milligan Col- 
lege on the week end of February 4. 
Really they just returned home for 
they are both a definite part of Milli- 
gan College. It was a very happy re- 
turn, and students plus faculty seemed 
to have that old Milligan spirit, dis- 
played at its utmost in the welcoming 
of Dean and Mrs. Eyler. 

The dean's favorite hobby is basket- 
ball and he arrived just in time to see 
the Buffalo's trounce, or in his own 
words, "give Teachers their annual les- 
son." He also saw Milligan ride to 
victory over Tenn. Weslyen Thursday 
night. What a smile! 

It really seemed like old times to see 
the Dean in charge of chapel. The old- 
er students knew well enough what we 
would sing. We did. 

In the Chapel program Thursday, 
Dean Eyler discussed one of his key 
interests and a subject about which he 
is well informed, namely Drama. It 
was interesting to hear the trend of the 
new plays in Washington and New 
York. "It s no easy job getting tick- 
ets", said Captain Eyler, "To see a 
play now, one has to purchase the 
tickets by mail". 

"Among the newer plays a great 
many of them are Russian. 
Three plays now running are: The 
Three Sisters, Russian People, and 
Counter Attack. Most of these Rus- 
sian types of plays portray the cour- 
age of the Russians and glorify the 
occupied country." 

Captain Eyler discussed the content 
of the play Counter Attack and point- 
ed out that the main interest of peo- 
ple today is the war and so it is that 
we have so many war plays. "Drama 
is only life replica." He recommended 
that students read noted and author- 
itative authors of the day. 

(Continued on Page 6) 





Published bi-weekly by the students of Milligan 


Editor — — — — — — — — Gelda Bernie 

Junior Associate Editor — — — — Steve Bowen 

Feature Editors — — David Trotter. Allie H.vder, 

Kitty Allen, Virginia BurUett. 

Sports Editors — — Jack Ankeny, Carl Matherly 

Commentator — — — — — Prof. J. F. Holly 

Reporters — Walter Faust, Jane Butler, Horace Pettit, 

Marie McKenzie, Millie Kicklighter. Helen Graybeal 

Circulation Managers — — — — Herman Lane, 

Edward Kicklighter 
Typists — — — — Lenore Pierce, Maxine Blair, 

Lena Lee Renaker 


Director of Printing — — — — Archie W. Gray 

Assistant — — — — — — Mrs. A. W. Gray 

Acting Director of Printing — — Archie W. Gray Jr. 

Type setters — — — Carl Matherly, Paul Gilmer, 

Ruth Gray, Rodney Gray 


This publication endeavors to foster the ideals 
for which the student body is ever striving; 
namely, higher scholarship, cleaner sportsman- 
ship, and finer comradeship. It endeavors to rep- 
resent the school in all its aspects and to print, 
in an accurate and engaging way, everything of 
news interest concerning it. 

A Toast To Our Boys 

A TOAST TO OUR BOYS . . . wherever they are 

Let's drink a toast to the widening host 
Of Americans serving the nation 

To thos" millions of lads (our brothers and dads) 
Who are saving our civilization. 

To the men from the mills and the farms and hills 
And the cities and mountains and plains 

To the worker and miners and airplane des'gners, 
And crews on ships and the trains. 

Wherever they are - be it near, be it far, 
On the land, in the air, on the sea 

With a stoutness of heart they are doing their part 
To keep this - "the land of the free." 

So good luck and God speed them - may nothing 
impede them 
Nor make them delay nor digress 

May Springtime find them with power behind them 
To roll up a final success. 

Youth And Tomorrow 

Youth of today has the idea that the coming tomor- 
row will be shrouded by an impenetrable darkness. They 
have no hopes for the future. Their eyesight is dimmed by 
the over-hanging veil of war. 

Although war slows down the progress of a nation, it 
should have no retarding effect upon the ideals arid plans 
for advancement which are constantly arising in I he minds 
of those who wish to succeed. Such a conflict has its op- 
portunities and disadvantages. 

This contention throws a light on education upon 
which there are arguments both pro and con Such an 
outstanding factor as obtaining valuable training in schools 
should receive careful attention. Young men and women 
should make the best of the advantages offered them in 
the field of learning, but a a feeling of indebtedness which 
is caused by the great tide of patriotism, that floods a 
nation in time of strife, causes the withdrawal ol many 
scholars from our institutions of learning. The students, 
although willing to offer their services, should wait until 
the government has made room for them. Hasty prepar- 
ation is detrimental under any circumstance. Opposition 
may arise to the preceding statement, but in the long run 
of any project the fault will appear. 

The field of science is greatly broadened because men 
have a tendency to be more experimental. The creations 
of man in such a period of conflict aid the betterment of 
the coming civilization. Industries become more widely 

War is a stimulus. It causes manufacturing concerns 
to center their attention upon mass production. Job-seek- 
ing youths ate more alert. Defense plants established by 
the United States government afford a great attraction 
for these eager young people; it also draws students away 
from schools and business men and women away from 
well-paid jobs. They have no assurance of a secure future, 
because of the lapse which follows every war. Young 
people should be wary, cautious and definite about their 
plans for coming years. 

It will take courage to face hardships and onslaughts 
brought about by war. Youth should not fall under these 
burdens. Their eyes should be lifted to utmost heights. 
They should be ready to face any ordeal which comes 
their way. There are other battles beside wars which have 
to be fought-battles to establish better principles of living, 
to reach a level of high standing in the social world, to 
gain a knowledge of world affairs and other details of 
importance, to maintain Christianity, and to have peace. 
Whether or not the results of the struggle are disastrous 
or satisfactory depends upon the youth of today. 

by Wanda Blake 


We, the faculty and student body of Milligan Col- 
lege, take this means of expressing to Professor and Mrs. 
Holly our deepest and most sincere sympathy in the 
recent loss of their son. 




By Sports Editors 

BONDS and 



Top row- Left to right: Coach Lacey, Shepherd, Hartsook. Peters, Miller, Maupin, Neece. 
Bottom row- Left to right: Arnett, Heaton, Lilley, Capt. Pierre. Matherly, Williams, Walker. 

The Milligan basketball team can 
take its place beside the other fine 
clubs of this section as a fiphting and 
determined unit. After many handi- 
caps the Buffs continued to fight back 
and demand the opponent's respect. 
Three valuable men were lo-t from the 
team during the season and Coach 
Lacey was forced to dig down to fill 
the gaps. Thomas, Peters, Maupin, 
and Williams responded by developing 
fast to close the open gaps. The season 
has been a highly successful one. 


On Saturday night January 9, 1943 
was the first in a series of four basket- 
ball games arranged between Milligan 
College and the Carson Newman team 
for this season. The game resulted in a 
score of 43-39 in favor of the Carson 
Newman team. 

The game was close and hard fought 
from beginning to end. Carton New- 
man's Eagles led at the half 22 - 17. 

Pierce and Stroud tied for high point 
honors with 15 points each. 

In their second meeting of the sea- 
son the two clubs battled to the end 
with C-N winning out 42—33. Moffett 
led the C -N scoring with 14 points. 
Capt Pierce led the BuiT point getting 
with the same number. Jones, Eagle 
scoring ace. was held to 6 points. 

L. M. U. 

The Milligan College Buffs met and 
defeated a rangy L. M. U. five by the 
score of 34-32. The contest was clo<e 
throughout, with the outcome in doubt 
until the final whistle. 

Captain Pierce led the Buffalo scor- 
ing parade. Gene Husky, big center, 
was L. M. U.'s chief scoring threat. 

In the second game between the two 
clubs, the Railsplitters jumped to an 
early lead and went on to give the Buf- 
faloes their worst defeat of the season 
54—28. Husky proved to be too much 
for the Buff defense as he amassed a 

total of 26 points. Matherly's 7 points 
was high for the green and white. 


In their first meeting at Milligan the 
Buffs nosed out the Pioneers by the 
score of 33— 32. The game was a thril- 
. ler from start to finish, with some 
good defensive ball displayed. Mitchell 
was Tusculm's scoring ace for the even- 
ing with 12 points. Capt. Pierce led the 
Buff scoring with 14 points. Spargo, 
Pioneer scoring ace, was rationed to 4 
points by the Milligan defense. 

In their second meeting at Tusculm, 
the Pioneers won out be a score of 47 to 
41. The game was a see-saw affair and 
close throughout. Matherly led the 
scoring for the evening with 14 points. 
Williams followed with 9 points. For 
Tusculm it was Hartsell with 13 points, 
followed by Higgens with 12. Spargo, 
offensive star, was again checked by 
the Buffalo defense. 

(Continued on Page 6) 




It's a new year and a new semester, 
but ole Buffalo says that you kids on 
hill are up to your old tricks. 

Happiest gals on the hill were Jane 
Butler, Amis, Graybeal, and Edna 
Walters when the "Milligan spirit" 
brought Pie, Spraker, Alabama, and 
Slew back to the campus. 

Have you noticed the hair-cutting 
race going on? Last year it was boys 
against boys. Now its girls against 

Prof. Long: (rapping on desk) "Order, 

Maupin: (on back row) "Coca cola 
for me." 

Home Ec. no. 108 seems to be the 
most popular course in the curriculum 
this semester. 

If Thelma Amis and Kitty Allen set 
out for Washington soon you may con- 
clude that they're going to see about a 
patent for the new type of mop they've 
thought up. 

Prof. Hyder: "If I take a potato and 
divide it in two parts, then into four 
parts, and each of the four parts into 
two parts, what would you have? 
Ed Laws: "Potato salad." 

Carico announces that Don Pearce 
left Milligan for the purpose of attend- 
ing the conference at Casa Blanca. 
Since Don has safely returned to Mil- 
ligan now, we of the Stampede are 
proud to be the first to publish the 

The Buffaloes and Buffalettes were 
proud and happy to have Harriet Par- 
due here on a visit for a few short days. 

Miss Jones is publishing a book en- 
titled "How To Ride A Tricycle." Her 
teacher, we understand, was none oth- 
er than old man experience. 

Burkie and Brooks are concentrat- 
ing more on their British Survey this 
semester. They have caught a new 

Question of the month- After seeing 
all the beauties of Hollywood will Lane 
want to return to Tennessee? 

"Mummy" Moore has declared that 
he will drop all charges against the 
Cleveland Bonecrushers. 

Poor Marie Makenziel She's been 
trying to get one of her friends mar- 
ried off ever since Christmas. From 

what we hear of Tom, the sailor, she 
won't have half as much trouble get- 
ting herself "hitched." 
Walker: (in quantitative) Doc, I check- 
ed this problem 8 times. 
Dr. Thompson: Thats excellent. I sup- 
pose you know that its right. 
Walker: No, sir, I'm not sure, but here 
are the 8 results. 

For commando training we suggest 
that you see "Ox" Thomas for demon- 

To find out th? new national anthem 
see Bobby Addenbrook. He's an expert 
on that subject. 

We hear that Marie Tyler has a sec- 
ret love. Or is it secret? She should 
have signed up for some lab courses, 
eh, Edna? 

Suggestion of the hour: That "Gene" 
is the short for Genius Lynch-even at 

"Lawyer" Mark Wilson will tell you 
all about the murder laws of the Unit- 
ed States as soon as he figures out one 
little point, "Who will be tried in 
court: the man who is killed or the 

"Dude" says the marines have land- 
ed and that he has Amis well in hand. 
It is rumored that he is using "Bu'l- 
dog" Law's famous Johnson County 

Bobby Je-see is looking for a capa- 
ble assistant to take the place of "Rip" 
who has accepted a po-ition with a 
higher concern. To qualify the appli- 
cants must be willing to work at night 
and must remain sober, while on the 

Several complaints have come in 
concerning the noise the girls who 
gather to escort Carico to breakfast 
are making Other members of Pardee 
claim that they can't sleep. 

If Little Red Riding Hood lived 

The Milligan Girl would scorn her; 
She only had to meet "one" wolf, 
Not one at every corner. 

David Trotter had his close-out sale 
the other night and reported very 
good results. James Moore says that 
he is going to fire his sales director, 
"Salty" Brooks if he doesn't stop all 
this competition. 


oof Prints 

p!| Zl>aisift iJj'ottei' p|| 

"Excuse Please" 

F - elt too tired to study 
L - my le.-son on the way 
U - sed all my paper anyway 
N - o I really didn't have time 
K - new it once but have forgotten 
"Zoro Says" 

"Squeek" Hurt is on the injured list. 
He failed to dodge a ping-pong ball. 
Serves him right for not wearing his 
shoulder pads 

Bill Carico dreamed he was awake 
and woke up to find out he was still 

We wonder, Wanda, just how much 
a class ring means. Its a good ring 

If you haven't a major, why don't 
you major in French? All you have to 
do is to repeat it over and over again! 

Guess who the dissenter in chapel is? 
Three guesses and two don't count. 

Alpha I'si initiates had to learn the 
Greek alphabet in one night A feat 
Dick Lawson has been trying to ac- 
complish all year. 

Patriotic is no word for it. Mary An- 
ne Humpheries has offered to donate 
her boats to the Navy. 

"Worry Worry" 

Do I worry cause I've got the gout? 
Do I worry cause I'm flunking out? 
When the evening meal is through 
And I just sit and brew. Do I worry? 
You know darned well that I do. 

Do I worry, cause I've athletes fcot? 

Do I worry, when they call me nut? 

When I go to get in bed 

And find an ice bag at the bead 

Do I worry? 

You can bet your life I do. 

Do I worry, cause my hair is coming 


Do I worry, cause my girl pouts? 

When everything is wrong 

And 1 get the gong. Do 1 worry? 

Looks like its time to. 

Do I worry, when it rains all day? 
Do I worry, over what I say? 
Cause I haven't had the mumps 
And I feel down in the dumps 
Do I worry? Why heck no I Do you? 



(A note from your editor) 

In his mad attempt to bring you scandal almost be- 
fore it happens, Izzy Ozzy has once more risked his life. 
In view of this, sit back in your shrivled chair and enjoy 
these choice bits of scandal gathered from the four corn- 
ers of the campus by Ozzy Winshield, and brought to you 
by the makers of PEAHUNEY'S BALMY BALM. 


Good evening Buffalo Males and Females: 

Bill Lilly is really on the job. He's even doing his 
Christmas "Shuping" for next year. Early Bird! 

Latest reports have it that Emerson has bought a 
ring, and is preparing to take the leap from which there 
can be no recovery. (Not the Army). 

Gracious to Bascom Pierce Jr. for giving yours truly 
an adding machine to total his points. 

They say that Lorine uses Rosalind Russell's method 
of reducing. She is also developing a tennis technique. 
New? Its a cross between hop scotch and ping pong. 

Speaking of basketball shots, Edd Thomas seems to 
have found his Range! 

Attention : Permission has been given to Power House 
to attend to all drips telling moron jokes on the campus. 
Morons will be excused. The complaint is, bad moral. 

Flash: General Mac Pearce has just returned to Par- 
dee Hall after a brief parlee in (CENSORED). 

To those who persist in cutting chapel; Not orchids 
but Dandy-lines! 

A NOTICE FROM OUR SPONSOR, I'll be back in a 
flash witn some trash ! 

You men who work in the dishroom, especially Billy 
Buckley! Have you tried "Balmy Balm"? Your dish 
water hands will become as smooth as sandpaper 
onlv one application! Ask Tom Hagy, he's a Balmy cus- 
tomer! Back to Sailer Winshield. 

FLASH: Tubby Gilliam, Grand Director of the 
Bearded Beauties has signed the final decree for the shav- 
ing of beards. Note: Not heads! Some say Tubby was in- 
fluenced by means of female blackmail. 

If its true that ones strength lies in his hair, we've 
got a bunch of weaklings around here. 

Admiral Addenbrook and Admirable Madrin were 
seen sailing ice cream cups on the creek. Naval Reserve! 

Morris Danials talked so much one Saturday night 
that his mandibles got sore. Why?? The Counwy air, no 

Book of the week: "Why Girls Kermit Suicide?" by 

Can it be that Cassells in the air? 

"Andy Walks With Me" —Cross 


by All.e Ilyder 




Born - November 14, 1921 at Horse- 
pen, Virginia. Attended Virginia Side 
Grammar School and Big Creek High 
School, graduated in 1939. 
Attended Berea College, in Kentucky 
in 1939-40. While at Berea, Morris be- 
longed to the freshman track team, 
serving as its captain. 
In 1940 Morris chose Milligan for his 
Alma Mater, and came here as a soph- 

Since coming to Milligan, Morris has 
been active in several ways -has play- 
ed football all three years, and been a 
valuable member of the track team. He 
has belonged to Volunteer Band, and 
was treasurer of the Junior Class, at- 
tendant to May King, member of the 
"M" Club. 

Major subject- Biology, minor, math 
and chemistry. 

Ambition - 'I want to teach and 
coach after 1 have done what I have to 
in the conflict." 

Advice to freshmen - Happiness is not 
always picked in Stranger's gardens. 
Advice to the lovelorn - Give them a 
"break" - we wonder why Morris 
doesn't practice what he preaches! 

Burchell Staliard 

Born - Wise, Visginia - 1896 
Graduated from Cocburn, Virginia 
High School. 

Activities at Milligan - Football Cap- 
tain '42, Track, "M"Club 
Major Subject - Biology 
Advice to Freshmen - the world is 
like a big drum — beat it if you can. 
To "Slew" we say - best o' luck, boy, 
in whatever you do. 



Prof. Holly Resigns 

Milligan College is most unfortun- 
ate in losing Professor J. Fred Holly 
from the Dept. of Social Science. Prof. 
Holly has been called into government 
service with the Dept. of Labor.Altho- 
ugh we regretlosing him our best wish- 
es go with him to his new position. 

Prof. Holly came to Milligan as an 
instructor in 1940. Since that time he 
has becomea general favorite ; outstan 1- 
ing in his field and in extra curncular 
activities. His classes will be taken care 
of by Dr. Marsh, Prof. Long, Thomas 
Grav and Miss Olive Hinder. 


(Continued from Page 3) 

The Buffaloes captured both games 
from their neighboring rivals again this 
year, after a tough scrap. 

In the first game, at Milligan, the 
Buffs came from behind Teacher's 6 
point lead at half-time to win out 34- 
28. Miller and Thomas with 12 and 9 
points respectively sparked the offense. 
Steadman led the Buc's scoring with 9. 

In the second game the teams bat- 
tled on even terms the first half. But 
after the half the Buff machine began 
to roll and the score was run up to 56- 
26. Oapt. Pierce led all scorers with 21 
points. Thomas aided with 12. Walker 
and Shepherd played a bang-up game 
on defense. Steadman was Teacher's 
main threat with 12 points. 

Weslyan found the Bufts on their 
hottest scoring spree. Pierce with 13 
points led the scoring. Williams and 
Matherly contributed 10 points each. 
Rector led the Bulldog scoring parade 
with 15 points. 


The Buffs defeated Smalling's of 
Bristol 37-30 after aclose game. Pierce 
led the scoring with 19 points. McClure 
led the opponents with 10 points. 
ERWIN Y. M. C. A. 

The Buffs defeated Erwin in two 
games 47-25 and 46-29. In the first 
game Matherly with 10, Heaton, Pet- 
ers, Thomas and Williams with 8 each 
led the Buffs. Pierce's 14 led the second 
win. Akers led Erwin scoring each time. 

Pre-Med Club 

The following officers were elected 
by the members of the Pre-Med Club 
to preside for the second semester: 
President Steve Bowen 

Vice-President Jack Ankeny 

Secretary-Treasurer Martin Johnson 
Vacating their position to the newly 
elected officers were: 
President Martin Johnson 

Vice-President Earl Peterson 

Secretary-Treasure Steve Bowen 

Jack Ankeny gave a very interest- 
ing lecture on, ''The Modern Methods 
of Combating Whooping Cough." 

Dean Bowman 

(Continued from Page 1) 
graduatrd with honors. 

During vacations Mrs. Bowman 
went to Business School and her senior 
year began teaching commercial work 
here. The next fall she came back to 
Milligan as Shorthand and Typing 
teacher. The following three summers 
were spent at Peabody College from 
which she obtained her Masters degree 
with a major in Kducational Psychol- 

On her return to Milligan she be- 
oame Registrar In 1933 she married 
William Bowman, who is now enlisted 
in the Navy. 

Notice Students 

(Continued from Page 1) 
best interests of the country. 

As a proud father of four typical 
American girls, I am anxious for the 
opportunity to be given them to ex- 
press their views through the ballot on 
labor, agriculture, capital, andgcern- 
nient before they are 21 years of age. 

Return of Native 

(Continued from Page 1) 
It was a pleasant visit and somehow 
those who did not know the Dean rea- 
lized that in him and Mrs. Eyler there 
were characteristics that portray- 
ed the true spirit of o'd Milligan, and 
that in them friends were made. We 
all look forward to their return, "Buff- 
lo born and Buffalo bred." 

Christian Endeavor 

At the last meeting of the Christian 
Endeavor new officers were elected for 
the coming semester. They are as fol- 

President Earl Peters 

Vice-President Sara Stere 

Secretary-Treasure Helen Graybeal 
Song Leader Lillian Holt 

Pianist Lorine Humphreys 

Assistant Pianist Virginia Beavers 
A very interesting pronram was led 
by Nell Slay. Thelma Amis is in 
charge of the next meeting with Pres- 
ident Burns as speaker of the evening. 


The first semester the intramural 
girls met twice a week and participat- 
ed in volley ball games The three 
games played on the evening of Dec. 
12 determined the While team as win- 
ners. This team was composed of 
Seniors and Sophomore girls. 

At present, the girls have entered 
upon iheir basketball season. All the 
"veterans" have returned and many 
new ones have joined in. Coach G. B. 
Pierce has already scrimmaged the 
girls and judging from the hard and 
earnest efforts of the girls, methinks 
the girls will rival the Commandos 
when it comes to noise and rocking 
the gym floor. 

International Relations Club 

The International Relations Club 
meets the first and third Mondays of 
each month in Prof. Holly's classroom. 
The club has as it s president, 01 n Rip- 
ley, and is sponsored by Prof. Holly. 
In the meetings, world problems are 
presented and discust-ed by the group. 

At the last meeting the program con- 
sisted of selections from the "Reader's 
Digest" presented by Gene Lynch, 
Thelma Amis, and Helen Graybeal; 
and an excerp was read by Prof. Holly 
from "Foreign Policy Reports". The 
theme was Peace Planning and Post- 
war Reconstruction. 

Thirty- eight books have been giv- 
en to the club by the Carnagie Endow- 
ment Fund, and are now in the library 
for student and faculty use. 

O tow »/» 






4 Combined Issue of THE STAMPEDE and THE BUFFALO RANGE ^ R * 

VOL. 5 



Annie Lee Lucas 
Kennedy Contest 

The Annie Lucas Kennedy Con- 
test in speech was heJd in the coi- 
lege auditorium on Friday evening. 
April 2, 1943. This date marks the 
twenty-fifth consecutive year of the 
competitive event. 

Seven contestants participated in 
the program. 

Carrie Lee Hensley, a freshman 
of Johnson City, won first place in 
the contest, and was awarded a 
prize of ten dollars in cash provided 
by Mrs. Kennedy of Roanoke, Vir- 
ginia. The winning selection was 
entitled "A Scene from the Royal 
Family" by George Kaufman and 
Edna Ferber. 

Harry Johnson of Coeburn, Vir- 
ginia, also a freshman at Milligan, 
won the second prize of five dollars 
in cash. Harry presented "The 
Creation, A Negro Sermon," by 
James Walden Johnson. 

The program was under the di- 
rection of Miss Floyd Childs, head 
of the speech department at Milli- 
gan College. 

Tennessee Reserve 


Those boys in the Tennessee 
Army Reserve received a call to 
report for active duty Tuesday, 
April 27, 1943. This call affected 
eleven boys, two of them seniors. 
Those called were Duane Cross, 
Gray Musick, Kermit Tipton, Joe 
Starnes. Don Lyle, Carroll Pierce, 
John Dance, Carl Matherly, War- 
ren Heaton, Vernon Thomas, Ed 
Thomas and Walter Lance. 

The annual Milligan College 
May Day Program was pre- 
sented on the Upper Campus Sat- 
urday evening. May 1, at seven 
o'clock. The program was cen- 
tered around a patriotic theme, 
"The Cavalcade of America," with 
episodes and dances depicting the 
various epochs in the history of our 

At the end of the program Miss 
Catharine Allen of Ocean View, 
Delaware, was crowned Queen 
of the May and John E. Ankeny of 
Warren, Ohio, reigned as king. royalty are Mrs. Robert 
Rice cf San Francisco, California, 
and r\'t. Mike Davis of the United 
States Air Corps. 

Attendants to the King and 
Queen were Virginia Burkett, 
Julia Harmon, Juanita Johnston, 
Maxine Blair, Ursula Lopez, Doro- 
thy Goss, Edna Walters and Fran- 
ces Cassell; Morris Daniel, Earl 
Peterson, Walter Maupin, Martin 
Johnson. Horace Pettit, Bill Buck- 
ley, Harry Johnson, and Wayne 

Student committees making pos- 
sible this 1943 May Festival were: 

Chairman of Festival Kitty Allen 

Costume Helen Graybeal 

Script Allie Hyder 

Dance Vesta Noblitt 

Music Jane Butler 

Dramatics Gelda Bernie 

Publicity Gelda Bernie 

Property Don Pearce 

Electrician Bobby Addenbrook 


Sunday evening, April 11, a Ves- 
per Service was presented in the 
auditorium at Milligan College by 
Miss Aline Hyder, Mrs. Lillian 
Faust and Miss Jane Butler, under 
ihe direction of Miss Frances Year- 
ley. Professor Edward G. Lodter 
was the organist. The trio sang 
"God Is Love," Shelley; "Beautiful 
Savior," Crusaders' hymn; "If With 
All Your Hearts," Mendelssohn; 
"Ave Maria," Schubert; "Bless- 
ings," Curran, and "God of All Na- 
ture," Tschaikowsky. 

Professor Lodter's organ solo was 
Schubert's "Prayer." Miss Hyder 
gave as her violin solo, "Clair de 
Lune" by Debussy. The vocal solos 
were "Prayer," Curran, by Mrs. 
Faust, and Malotte's Twenty-third 
Psalm by Miss Butler. 

Exercises Planned 


Rev. John Paul Pack, minister of 
the First Christian Church of Chat- 
tanooga, will deliver the Baccalaur- 
eate sermon, Sunday, May 23, 1943, 
in the college auditorium. 

The Commencement address will 
be given by Judge Ben Allen of 
Elizabethton, in the college auditor- 
ium at 11:30 o'clock, Monday, May 
24, 1943. 




Clifton Wyatt 

Bill Kennedy 

Robert Lee Davis 

Edward Mallory Vogel 

Chad Gillenwater 

Jack Weiler 

Chad Gillenwater 

Ensign Chad Gillenwater, 1940, 
Dies In Naval Hospital 

It is with deep sorrow and re- 
gret that the Range announces 
the death of another Milligan 
Alumnus. Ensign Chad Gillen- 
water died in the Naval Hospital 
in Newport, R. I., Saturday, 
March 20. He was buried on 
March 26, 1943. The funeral 
service was conducted in Kings- 
port, Tennessee. 

Jack Weiler 

Since our last issue word has 
been received that Jack Weiler, a 
former student of Milligan, was 
killed in an airplane crash. 

Virginia Reserve 

Those boys in the Virginia Army 
Reserve received their call to report 
for active duty May 1, 1943. Those 
who were called were: Wythe Robin- 
son; A. B. Hurt, Jr.; Horace Pettit; 
Crofton Bays; James Moore; J. B. 

really be good. 

I'll be looking forward to getting 
The Buffalo Range. 

Sincerely yours, 

Dewey H. Orr, 

First Lieutenant AC. 

Raymond Perkins 

Raymond Perkins Promoted 
Ensign Raymond Perkins, who 
has been in the service of the U. S. 
Navy in the Southwest Pacific, is 
now located in Charleston. S. C. 
and is in charge of a Bomb Dis- 
posal Unit. He was recently pro- 
moted from an ensign to lieutenant, 
junior grade. 

William H. Morton 

William Harlen Morton, a first 
semester freshman of 1942-43. was 
inducted into the service recently. 
His address is Battalion 18, Reg. 
14, Co. 355. U. S. Naval Training 
Station, Great Lakes, Illinois. 

Dewed H. Orr 

5426 N. W. 21st Court, 
Miami. Florida. 

Your letter reminds me that my 
subscription to the Buffalo Range 
has expired. Please find enclosed 
check for $1.50 for a renewal of 
my subscription. 

I have been in the Army Air 
Forces since last year. After fin- 
ishing Officers Training School, 
Miami Beach, Florida, last fall, I 
was transferred to Boiling Field, 
Washington, where more training 
was taken. When this course was 
finished, I was assigned to the 
Fourth Army Airways Communica- 
tions Squadron Detachment, New 
Orleans. Louisiana. My assignment 
there did not last very long. You 
go when ordered, so my orders 
said, Miami. Florida. I am now 
with the Fourth Army Airways 
Communications Squadron, 36th Air 
Port, Miami, Florida. We see that 
the messages go through. 

Soon after I came here, my wife, 
Gordon, age seven, and Patricia, 
age eight months, came by automo- 
bile from Memphis to live with me. 
We like the warm weather here in 
Florida. It would not be so bad. 
if we had some good old East Ten- 
nessee water. A drink from any 
of those mountain springs would 

(Continued on preceding column) 

Captain L. Elmore 

The Registrar. Mrs. W. H. Bow- 
man, recently had a communication 
from Capt. Lonnie C. Elmore, Com- 
mand Chemical Officer, Army Air 
Forces Proving Ground Command, 
Eglin Field, Florida. We are espe- 
cially glad to hear from Captain 
Elmore since we have been unable 
to secure his permanent address for 
our files. 

April 10. 1943. 
The Buffalo Range, 
Milligan College. 
Milligan College. Tennessee. 

1 deeply appreciate your kind let- 
ter of April 6, together with the one 
that I received from Mrs. Bowman 
yesterday containing copies of The 
Buffalo Range and also a copy of 
the Milligan catalog. 

I am sorry that I never received 
your letters and copies of the alum- 
ni paper which you stated in your 
letter that you had mailed me from 
time to time. I left Winston- 
Salem. N. C, in 1938. after spend- 
ing approximately eight years there, 
to go on construction work, and 
since my address has changed so 
frequently, that is probably the rea- 
son I did not receive them. 

The Buffalo Range is certainly 
interesting and there are many 
names mentioned in it which recall 
many happy and pleasant days 
spent at Milligan. I can truthfully 
say that the four years that I spent 
at Milligan were four of the hap- 
piest years of my life. 

I have seen very few of my 
classmates since I graduated in 1927 
and would be very glad to hear 
from any of them at any time. 

It might be of interest to some 
of the faculty and students to learn 
that William Showalter is now in 
North Africa. 

Some day I hope to visit Mil- 
ligan. but until this war is won. I 
am afraid my visit will have to be 

With kindest personal regards to 
you, the faculty, and students, I am. 
Sincerely yours. 
Lonnie C. Elmore, 
Captain, C. W. S.. 
Command Chemical Officer. 
Vienna, Virginia. 



Lt. Col. John McKissick 

We are in receipt of an interesting 
letter from John C. McKissick, class 
of 1924. John is now a Lt. Col. in 
the Medical Corps, in the Eleventh 
Station Hospital and is somewhere 
overseas. For those who knew John 
we are publishing herewith his letter 
addressed to the editor of the Buf- 
falo Range. 

Many of our boys write us ex- 
pressing their pleasure upon receipt 
of a letter from the college or some- 
one who was in school at the same 
time they were here. We suggest 
that each alumni choose one boy m 
the service and write him regularly. 

We are having a difficult time 
keeping up with the addresses of all 
the alumni and we will greatly ap- 
preciate having any know addresses 
sent in for publication. 

John McKissick's letter follows: 
11th Station Hospital, 
APO 860— care Postmaster 
New York, N. Y. 
December 26, 1942. 

When my Xmas box arrived here 
from the States among the most wel- 
come things that it contained was a 
copy of the Buffalo Range, and in 
the Range I noticed a request that 
the Alumni write and inform you as 
to their whereabouts. It just so 
hapens that I cannot tell you where 
I am, neither can I give you enough 
da"a about the place that \ ou might 
arrive at some conclusion as to my 
location — let it be enough to say that 
I am not in the continental limits and 
I am afraid that we will have to let 
it go at that — the censorship here is 
very strict and it makes letter writ- 
ing very hard for after the tacts that 
the censor might object to are de- 
leted there isn't much more to say. 

Some facts that you might like to 
know are: I am a Lt. Col. and have 
command of a hospital here — the 
medical facilities are very good and 
will compare in a very favorable 
manner with anything back at home 
— the hospitals are made by building 
Nissen huts and joining them to- 
gether — it doesn't sound as though 
(Continued on next column) 

(Continued from preceding column) 
its much but after they are finished 
the/ make real good hospitals — the 
health of the troops is very good and 
we are well fed. well housed and 
ably commanded by Major General 
C. H. Bonesteel. 

Mr brother James, who also at- 
tended Milligan for his pre-dental 
work was in the Philippines 'at Cor- 
regidor — he has not been heard of 
since the fall of the fort and we fear 
that he may have been lost — either 
that or he is a Jap prisoner — he was 
a captain in the Dental Corps. 

Sometime ago I wrote the Buffalo 
Range, giving them my location and 
telling quite a bit about the country 
(that was before the ban was put 
one also enclosing my dollar Dui i 
never heard anything from it so I 
concluded that the boat carrying the 
letter had not arrived at the home 
port — I also wrote a letter to Prof. 
Cochrane in the same mail and never 
heard from him. 

You will please enter my name on 
your subscription list and the dollar 
will be sent to you by my wife — we 
vo not have American money here. — 
had to turn it all in sometime ago — I 
can assure you that the Buffalo 
Range will have increased its cir- 
culation area by a good distance, by 
the time it reaches me here — I have 
some faint hopes that perhaps I 
might be allowed to return to the 
states and should I do so I certainly 
intend to make a visit to the Col- 
lege — I have not been there in some 
15 years — at such time I will see you 
— thanking you in advance and 
wishing Milligan College every good 
thing for the coming year, I am, 

John C. McKissick, Lt. Col.. M.C. 

11th Station Hospital, 
APO 860— care Postmaster, 

New York, fN.Y. 

Marilyn S. Crown 

Milligan College Alumni Ass'n, 
Milligan College, Tennessee, 

I am enclosing a dollar to renew 
my subscription to The Buffalo 

I am married and have a daugh- 
( Continued on Page 5) 

A Tennessee Skyline 

Under date of February 10, Mr. 
J. B. Lyon of Bristol. Tennessee, 
sent us a copy of a poem found 
among his late brother's papers 
which were sent to him after the 
death of his brother in Topeka, Kan- 
sas. The poem. "A Tennessee Sky- 
line," is in remembrance of his old 
East Tennessee home. Hammitt's 
Hill to which he makes reference in 
this poem is the site of the.Hopwood 
house on the hill opposite the col- 

The poem is as follows: : 

Does distance lend enchantment yet 
And fancy fix all things we get? 
Does far away hold brilliant glare, 
When tall spires pierce the every- 
We know full well in days of old 
The many things some teachers 
But a short skyline broke the thrill 
With mountain tops and Ham- 
mitt's hill. 
They were so near could feel their 
But could not see beyond their 
Their tops shut out the world so 
'Twas night all day and night all 
Yet things afar were very grand 

Though hidden as a promised land. 
But a short skyline broke the thrill 
Before Hopwoods moved to Ham- 
mitt's hill. 
We paused awhile a fact to win. 
The world shut out is a world 
shut in. 
On the near world we used to eye 
While Buffalo Creek went romp- 
ing by. 
Things in view gave a mighty thrill 
With college walls and Williams 
Some students worked as for a 
wage — 
All teachers taught as doth a sage. 
Folks from the far came to the near 
Then Milligan proved doubly dear. 
Things in view/gave a mighty thrill 
With college walls and Williams 

—Geo. E. Lyon. 



Jirl s 


One of the outstanding, recent 
events was the girls' party given 
on Thursday night. The party 
came a little early this year 
because so many boys were 
leaving to join the armed forces. 
The Army Air Corps Reserve had 
been called that week, so the party 
was more-or-less given in honor ol 
the seven boys who were leaving. boys were David Trotter, 
Frank Cooley, Bill Carico. Jim (L'- 
Abner) Harmon, Herbert Breeding, 
Harry Pardue and Jack Osborne. 

Every boy received an invitation 
with insigna of Air Corps in gold 
on the front. The girls themselves 
in formal attire escorted their dates 
from Pardee Hall (and it is 
noted that no girl was kept waiting 
while her date finished dressing.) 

The party was staged at the audi- 
torium, where a special program 
had been arranged. First act was 
an examination of the boys for the 
Air Corps by Dr. Guinn. Poor 
David Trotter— I believe that Uncle 
Sam's forces would have been far 
beter off without him in the light 
of information dug up by this ex- 

The next part of the program 
was a U. S. O. stars as— Betty 
Bcop, Edgar Berger and Charlie 
McCartly, Jeannette McDonald, 
Dinah Shore, Veronica Lake, Hed- 
dy Lamor, Joan Davis, Betty Davis, 
Carman Miranda and Very Vogue 
present, and guest of honor, Mrs. 

After t he program everybody 
went to the gym where all 
couples engaged in a cake walk — 
round and round the gym in step 
with a snappy march. Two couples 
were eliminated each time the music 
stopped. Finally only one couple 
remained, Thomas Hagy and Miss 
Mary Croley, who was awarded 
a large angel food cake. 

Everybody then got in a large 
circle and began passing a ball 
around to music. But when the 
music stopped the couple holding 
the Lall was eliminated. Winners 
were Miss Milagrosa Echeandia 

and Robert Jessee, who also were 
presented with a large cake. 

The couples left the gym and 
went to Hardin Hall where every- 
thing was very beautifully decorated 
with red, white and blue streamers 
and with balloons floating near the 
ceiling. A large sign, "Welcome," 
was very prominent at the entrance 
and flowers and ornaments from the 
girls' own rooms were made. 
Delightful refreshments were served 
at an original booth at one 
end of the hall. As everyone sat 
around after being served someone 
started a song, as is so often the 
case around Milligan — this time 
it was "Auld Lang Syne." As 
everyone joined it there seemed to 
be a sort of seriousness which was 
not present heretofore — as we sang 
those well-known lines, "Should 
Auld Acquaintances Be Forgot" for 
we were losing friends and some- 
how there we knew that no one 
could ver take their places, and so 
the party ended and everyone left 
with the words of that old song still 
ringing in his ears and seeming 
to soy "Good-bye, my dear friend, 
and Good Luck!" 

Mrs. Brokaw 


Mrs. Emerson Brokaw, of 403 
W, Pine Street, Johnson City, was 
honored with a tea and miscel- 
laneous shower by the Sophomore 
girls on Friday evening, April 9, 
from seven to nine o'clock, at the 
Home Economis Cottage. Invited 
guests were the members of the 
faculty, and the Freshman, Junior 
and Senior girls. 

The sophomores poured tea and 
assisted in serving. An arrange- 
ment of cut flowers centered the 
tea table. 

Mrs. Brokaw received many 
lovely gifts. 

Isabelle G. Kegley 

Enclosed is my check for a sub- 
scription to the Alumni Bulletin. 

We seldom hear any Milligan 
news way up here in Ohio, but the 
bulletin is received with interest at 
the "Green Keg" (you see, my 
brother Colburn and his family live 
next door to us). 

Ernest and I spent a very en- 
joyable evening recently with Roy 
Pearson who is with the Standard 
Oil Company. His headquarters 
is now in New York City, al- 
though for several years he had 
been in China and India. Claude 
Love is still with the Chase Na- 
tional Bank in New York and, ac- 
cording to Roy, "he is the same old 

Ernest is an inspector at the 
American Steel and Wire Company 
plant in Cleveland. His work is very 
exacting but he finds time to be an 
Air Raid Warden. My war efforts 
are confined to Red Cross— salvage, 
sewing, funds, and a blood 
donor. For recreation we have an 
acre and a half of land, an eight- 
room house, and two very active 
children. Charles and Christine, age 
nine and five, respectively. 

Well, here's to a bigger and bet- 
ter bulletin until victory in this war 
makes personal visits possible. 


Isabelle Green Kegley. 

Wallins Road, 

Brecksville, Ohio. 

Senior Girls Entertain 

The Senior girls entertained with 
a tea and linen shower honoring 
Mrs. Walter Faust, of 502 W. Pine 
Street, Johnson City, on February 
27, at the home of Miss Aline Hy- 
der, member of the Senior Class. 

Mrs. Faust, member of the Senior 
Class, received many lovely gifts 
from the guests who called from 
3 p. m. to 5 p. m. 

The tea table was overlaid with 
a lace cloth and centered with an 
arrangement of cut flowers. The 
Senior girls poured tea and assisted 
in serving. 




Ole Buffalo recently made a survey in the girls' 
dorm and the results were very amusing. The 
question asked was: "In case of fire, what would 
you take out?" 

Here are some of the replies: 

MALOAH WILLLIAMS-"Me and money." 

MARY LEE INGLE~"Clothes." 

LORINli HUMPHRIES— "Shoes, make-up and 

CROSS and AMIS-~"CIothes." 

MARY ROBINSON-"Fur coat and bracelet." 

VESTA NOBLITT— "Two lockets (one a gift 
from a certain you-know-who), a souvenir flower 
and David's picture." 



MILAGROSA— "A heart-shaped jewel box, 
given to me by Ursula's brother." 

EMERITA— "My new shoes." 



URSULA LOPEZ — "My mother's picture." 

VIRGINIA BURKETT-"My coloring book 
and rjusic box." 

MARY GOURLEY— "Pocketbook." 

GEORGIA HILT— "I'd just run." 

SARA STERE— 'My sleeping roommate." 

BlANCA— My man's picture." 

EDNA WALTERS— "My clarinet and the boy 
friends picture." 

EDNA WILSON-"At night I'd grab a coat 
but in the daytime I'd take my clarinet and a 

Marie out to save her for Lynch." 

MARIE TYLER— "The radio, so Mary Fayne 
and I could dance, after the fire was out." 


JANE BUTLER— "Clothes and my music." 

KITTY ALLEN— Lane's picture and my gold 

GRAYBEAL— "My tennis racquet." 

And now for some gossip as space will allow. 

MAUPIN— "Katy, why do you call Tip, 'Oil'?" 

KATY — "Because he's so crude." 

We understand that G. B., on the way home 
the other day, slept through Mosheim and didn't 
awake until he reached Knoxville. Now, how'd 
he ever manage to do that? 

Everybody is talking about Dr. McCarrell's 
collision in Economics class. 

Said Joe Starnes after the M-Club banquet: 
"Gee, I didn't know you could get to like a girl 
so much after just one date." 

Well, another year has nearly gone. It's been 
a swell year, but we sure do miss all the boys 
who have gone and will miss those who will soon 
be leaving — We wish them the best! Au revoir. 


Some little Jap-a-Nazis 

From the land of Jap-a-Sap 

Jumped on a sleeping Tiger 

Which they thought would be a 

They clipped him on the beezer 
And clipped him on the nose 

And twisted all his whiskers 
And tramped on his toes. 

When the tiger thought the Japs 
Were about to say adieu, 

He arose and said: "Now Japies 
I am good at smoking too!" 

So the tiger swung a killer 

At a little Japie Gnat 
And the little Nazi Japie 

Made impressions where he sat 

And he took another wallop 

And another Nazi Jap 
Found an oriental whimper 

In an occidental slap. 

£>o you see my children, 
That a peace abiding cat 

Made a lot of good impressions 
Where the Jap-a-Nazi sat. 

— David R. Trotter. 

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ter four months old named Martha 
Ann. We are living 12 miles from 
Washington and like it very much. 
In your list of Milligan College 
boys in service you have omitted 
the name of my brother, Harry 
Stallard, who attended Milligan 
College from 1938 to 1940. He 
graduated from Kelly Field, San 
Antonio, Texas, in February, 1942, 
and is now a first lieutenant in the 
Army Air Corps. For the past year 
he has been a pursuit instructor and 
is now stationed at Sarasota, Fla. 
His address is, 

Lt. Harry L. Stallard, 
471 West Ninth Street, 
Sarasota, Florida. 
Wishing Milligan College much 
success in the future. 

Marilyn Stallard Crown. 
(Mrs. John R. Crown. Jr.) 



Dale Honeycutt 

February 3, 1943. 

Dale Honeycutt, Somewhere in 

It was a great source of pleasure 
to me when I received a copy of 
the Buffalo Range a few days ago. 
I am always delighted to read the 
news of Milligan and the alumni 
and will in the future look forward 
to receiving the copies of the Range 
regularly. A money order for one 
dollar is being forwarded for the 

As you will note from above I am 
located in "Bonny" Scotland. As 
to how long I have been here or 
what I am doing I cannot say for 
security reasons, yet the work is in- 
teresting and the country beautiful; 
although I am kept quite busy I 
have taken enough time to look 
about the countryside (censored) of 
historic Scotland as well as Eng- 
land. Seeing a nation as it is en- 
tering its fourth year of war is per- 
haps not fair, if I may say such, to 
those of us who have never been in 
the United Kingdom before. I, how- 
ever, realizing we are not here on a 
(censor's blackout) sight-seeing tour 
try to face the facts of war as the 
courageous people of this island 
have done for the past three years. 
From the very beginning I have 
been much impressed with the cour- 
age of the British people. The things 
that have struck me most, against 
which these people are keeping 
their chins up are: the black-out. 
This is one thing which I believe 
tries the human nerves more than 
any other part of the war. Next 
the rationing problem — to see the 
women "queue up" (form a line) 
for the grocery store is very com- 
mon, yet they do it gladly, even 
(censored) though they may have 
to stand in the rain or cold. The 
majority of people do not have the 
changes of clothing they once had, 
not because of lack of money but 
because their coupons are rationed. 
Yes, the people do a lot of walking 
and the busses are crowded (why 
tell that to Americans these days?), 

but cars aren't used at all for pleas- 
ure driving. Another thing impress- 
ing me is the part that women are 
playing in this war, aside from the 
services (censor's blackout) which 
have thousands of women. They 
are working in the fields, in the 
factories and shops. You perhaps 
have read these things in "My 
Day" or from some friend over here 
or in the paper or a magazine so I 
will not go into any more detail 
about the war problems here. In- 
cidently I saw Mrs. Roosevelt and 
spoke to her while on her visit here. 
An interesting experience which was 
mine a few weeks ago was having 
the pleasure to shake hands with 
the King and Queen and chat with 
them for a short while. 

With kindest best wishes for the 
continued success of Milligan and 
even though the sailing may be 
rough in these days of war, I know 
that with the guidance which 
she will receive from the Alumni 
Association, she will, as always be- 
fore, weather the storm. My re- 
gards are extended to all members 
of the faculty that I know and to all 
alumni who attended Milligan in 
the early thirties. 
Capt. Dale Honeycutt, 
Prov. Air Base Squadron, 
A. P. O. 648, c-o Postmaster, 
New York, N. Y. 


In looking through some old 
magazines a few days ago, I came 
across a copy of The Periscope 
published by the student body of 
Milligan College. It is dated Feb- 
ruary, 1919. The late Charles D. 
Lucas is the editor-in-chief. Whet- 
her this footbridge still stands or 
not, it is a good "Remember 
When" for all students early or 
late who have ever entered the 
campus of Milligan. 

Anna Lucas Kennedy. 

The Bridge of Reveries 

In a recent communication from 
Mrs. Annie Lucas Kennedy of Roa- 
noke, Virginia, she enclosed a "Re- 
member When" taken from The 
Periscope of February, 1919. In 
reply to Mrs. Kennedy's request, 
we publish "The Bridge of Rever- 
ies" as follows: 

"On the campus at Milligan Col- 
lege there is a little footbridge 
c/hich spans Buffalo Creek, and he 
who chances to stroll down the lit- 
tle winding path that leads to it 
lingers a while and looks upon the 
picture. In the springtime it is most 
beautiful. Overhead the willows 
arch, making a verdant trellis 
wherein the bees and the saucy 
green flies keep up a merry hum, 
while the creek adds to the melody 
by chuckling a happy song as it 
bounds on its way to the lowlands. 
It is the Bridge of Reveries; here, 
nothing but beautiful thoughts can 
survive; here, cares are forgotten. 
Many are the secrets locked up for- 
ever in the heart of this bridge. 
Long has it been there, listening to 
the songs of the marsh frogs, and 
the whip-poor-wills; listening to the 
rustle of the falling leaves, and the 
swish of the snowstorm. The creek 
is its voice; it calls the stars to 
council and even the moon pauses 
on the milky way to listen to the 
secrets — for on this bridge have 
sweethearts pledged their troth. In 
the willows overhead the robins and 
the orioles have raised their broods 
in peace, knowing that the destroy- 
er dare not tread on this place so 
hallowed. To a few does the 
Bridge of Reveries tells some of its 
secrets; of the whispers of lovers; 
of what the hurrying creek told; of 
how the oriole built its nest; why 
the little black jumping spider has 
two red spots on his back; where 
the honeybee carries its honey. It 
is said that "whosoever discloses 
one of these secrets will lose his 
sweetheart, and hard it is for me to 
confess, that I told a blue jay a way 
to build her nest similar to Mr. 

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K o 

FLASH — The Hon. Earl Emerson Brokaw has taken the 
jump at last. Feb. 20, 1943. at Pineville, Ky., he became 
a man subject to the love of a thoughtful wife. Congrat- 
ulations Emerson. 

COMMUNIQUE- - Commander "Salty" Brooks USS 
(United Salt Shakers) has just released through the GP 
(Gossip Press) that his ship, the USS Brooks, was tor- 
pedoed and sunk somewhere in the vicinity of the fish 
pool, as it bravely battled with the tadpoles. 

ANNOUNCMENT— Opening soon! "Moore's Steak 
House" located on the corner of Third. Proprietor, "Meat- 
house" Moore. Our meats are beaten tender. Not affected 
by point-rationing. 

Mrs. Faust: "Darling, did you ever try selling vacuum 


Salesman: "No". 

Mrs. Faust: "Well you'd better start. That's my husband 

coming up the walk." 

Tip: How much soap do you use each week? 
Don Pearce: Oh, any given amount. 

Aline: "Mama, what is a second story man?" 

Mrs. Hyder: "Your Father's one. If I don't believe his 

first story he always has another one ready." 

Francis R.: "Men are all alike." 

Carrie Lee H.: "Yeah, men are all I like, too." 

Kitty Allen: "Why are the Japs like the silk stockings 

they used lo sell us?" 

Graybeal: "A couple of good Yanks and they run." 

"Jeep Gilmer: "Did you ever wear two-pants suits?" 
Burkic Hurt: "No, they're too hot." 


Absolute knowledge I have none, 

But my aunt's washwoman's sister's son, 

Heard a policeman on his beat, 

Say to a laborer on the street 

That he had a letter just last week, 

Written in the finest Greek, 

From a Chinese Coolie in Timbuctoo, 

Saying that the niggers in Cuba knew 

Of a man in a Texas town 

Who got it straight from a oircus clown, 

That a man in Klondike heard the news 

From a gang of South American Jews, 

About somebody in Borneo, 

Who heard of a man who claimed to know 

Of a swell society female fake 

Whose mother-in-law would undertake 

To find Mosheim, for goodness sake! 

Recent Visitors 

Since the last issue several of our 
alumni, who are now in the service of 
our country, have visited the college 
and friends in the community. 

The list of visitors follows: 

Ted Alexander Gn.3c Gunners Mate 
School, New Port, R. I. Ted is being 
transferred and stopped on his way to 
his new assignment. 

Cameron Duggins, who has recently 
returned from Guadacanal. 

Lieutenant and Mrs. Clyde Cooper 
of Monroe Louisiana. 

Sgt Oscar Wilson, San Antonio, 

Ensign Jack Willis, who is now in 
Harvard for a period of training. 

W. H. Bowman, who has been in 
Norfolk, Virginia and is now located 
in Miami, Florida. 

Lawrence Gilliam, who recently en- 
listed in the U. S. Navy. 

Marvin Gilliam, 1938, who is sta- 
tioned in Fort Benning with Uncle 
Sam's Army. 





Professor Cochrane, better known 
as "Prof" first came to Milligan in 
1920 as head of the Biology depart- 
ment. At that time he also taught 
Chemistry and Physics. 

He is a graduate of the University 
of Virginia, received his Masters De- 
gree at the University of Tennessee, 
and has attended summer sessions at 
Vanderbilt and Duke Univers ities. 

When Professor Cochrane first came 
to Milligan he was the sponsor of the 
Pre-Med club. He was coach of Milli- 
gan's first football team and continued 
coaching for four years. He was the 
baseball coach for one year, and that 
year under his coaching, the team won 
the state championship. 

His main activities are church work. 
He teaches not only the girls Sunday 
School here at Milligan but a ladies 
class at the Methodists Memorial 
Church at Johnson City. His leader- 
ship in this field and his life is an 
inspiration to Milligan students. 

Prof's recreation is all kinds of ath- 
letics, and his hobby is raising flowers. 
He has been on the faculty of Mil- 
ligan College since 1920 with the 
exception of one leave of absence from 



A C Leon A. Cox 

I certainly enjoyed your letter. It 
makes one feel fine to know that he 
isn't completely forgotten. I have 
received little mail that has pleased 
me more than your letter. I think you 
made a wise resolution by wanting 
to write to the boys. I never exactly 
realized how much mail could be 
appreciated. It is said that during 
the time of mail call, it would be im- 
possible to sell five dollar bills for a 
quarter, because everyone is in such 
a mad rush for the mail room. Of, 
course, that is a hyperbole, but it 
has a lot of truth in it. 

How is everything at dear ole 
Milligan? President Burns said that 
several of the boys had been called. 
I imagine that there are quite a lot 
of familiar faces missing. They tell 
me that Johnson City is just about 
empty of boys of military age. It is 
a fine thing that the boys have re- 
sponded so well. My only regret is 
that I didn't get into all of this 
sooner. Is is a great life, however, 
it becomes trying at times. 

I remember when I was at Milli- 
gan, that I was prone to laugh at the 
reports of some of the boys who 
were in the services. It seemed im- 
possible to me that the Army could 
be harder than some of the courses 
at Milligan. I've changed my mind 
now that I've seen just how fast and 
furious the subjects are thrown at 
us. It is true that the subjects are 
not particularly hard, but they cover 
so much in so short a time that they 
become complicated. Some of the 
fellows are having a hard time be- 
cause it is all so new to them. I feel 
that I am fortunate in having had 
previous training in nearly all of the 
subjects. My C. P. T. training as 
well as my other college subjects 
are invaluable to me. You migth 
tell Dr. Thompson that we are hav- 
ing much of his physics in our 

Our class will be shipped from 
here soon but is not known where 
we are going. We have our grad- 
uation dance this Saturday as well 
as some other exercises. I will not 
be able to enjoy any of it because 
this week promises to be very full 
of things to do. We are rushed for 
time, and we have to go into the gas 
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(Continued from preceding column) 
chamber, go into the range, go into 
the high altitude chamber and sev- 
eral other things besides our regular 
schedule this week. I also have 
barracks guard this Friday, interior 
guard Friday night and all day Sat- 
urday, so you see I will be in no 
shape to enjoy our graduation. I al- 
ways did seem to be unlucky in 
things like that. I remember that we 
were taught that there was no such 
thing as luck, however, I still don't 
see it that way. Maybe it will all 
change soon. I believe it will; I'm 
still optimistic. 


Lee Varnell 

This has been a wonderful day fo- 
me, because someone was kind 
enough to send me copies of the 
Buffalo Range and Stampede. For 
the first time since I graduated, I 
was able to learn some very inter- 
esting things about many of my col- 
lege friends — their marriages, voca- 
tions, service status, etc, It seems 
quite obvious that the matrimonial 
bureau, fostered by President Der- 
thick, still exists on the hill, How- 
ever, I suppose that the free cere- 
monies are now performed by Presi- 
dent Burns. 

Now for a few words about my 
activities since leaving Milligan. I 
taught English and coached basket- 
ball for a year at Norton High 
School, Norton, Virginia. I then 
went to Roanoke, Virginia, and 
played basketball for two years- 
being named on the A. A. U. All- 
American team of 1941. In March 
of this year, I was appointed as one 
of the Directors of Physical Train- 
ing and Athletics for the Navy, and 
was assignedito the staff at the Nor- 
folk Naval Training Station. Last 
summer, I played baseball here and 
am now a member of the basketball 
team. Last summer a half-dozen of 
the outstanding athletes in various 
sports were chosen to room together. 
Among my roommates were Bob 
Feller, Ace Parker, Chet Gladchuk, 
and Billy Soose. 

I am enjoying my work very much 
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(Continued from preceding column) 
and trust that all my colleagues are 
as interested in their job. Recently I 
received a letter: from Bernie Webb, 
my old roommate, who informed me 
that he is coming into our program 
some time this month. I am looking 
forward to seeing him, for I know 
he will have lots of welcome news 
from the Buffalo Institute. I always 
follow the destinies of the athletic 
teams at Milligan with intense in- 
terest, for my greatest sports thrills 
came from performing for Coaches 
Eyler, Lacey, and the Milligan stu- 
dents, I recently received an invita- 
tion from Captain Eyler to visit in 
his home, and plan to do so before 

I am enclosing a year's subscrip- 
tion fee for the Buffalo Range. Also, 
please express my sincere regards to 
i-iy former professors and their fam- 
ilies. With my very best wishes for 
the continued success of Milligan 
College in all her endeavors, I re- 

Sincerely yours, 


Fred W. Kegley 

233 Race Street, 
Pittsburg, (18) Penna. 
January 16, 1943 

Your letter received several weeks 
ago has not been replied to for sev- 
eral reasons, one being illness. 

You may recall receiving a letter 
from me several months ago which 
was published in the Buffalo Range, 
and I do not have anything addi- 
tional at this time which would be 
of interest to my old school mates. 
As time goes on and events happen 
I will be happy to write again. 

I always enjoy reading the Alumni 
Publication and look forward to 
each copy. If you know the address 
of my old roommate, Stanley J. Car- 
penter, '30, who is in the Service, I 
will be glad to hear from you. 

The attached check is for a one 
year subscription to the Buffalo 

Yours for Victory, 

P. S.: Kindly change my address to 
the above. 


Pi/blishrtl Semi-Mamlblti 

The Stwirvt* 





The students and faculty of Mil- 1 
ligan College welcome several new . 
faculty members this year. We leei j 
that they will be of great val^-e is 
everyone _ . 

In the department of relyio: 
Dr. S. Earl Chliders replaced l'r. 
fessor J. W. Carpenter. Dr. Chi 
ders received his A. B., degree ir 
1910 from Eugene Bible University 
Later he received the following 
degrees from the same university 
B. O., B. D.,and D. D. He also re 
ceived an A. B. Degree from t. 
University of Oregon. 

Another addition to the Si'-- 
department this year is Fred V 
Smith, who received his A. B. de 
gree from Cincinnati Bible Sem: 
l.ury in 1932 and his B. D. degret 
from Butler University in 193' 
Professor Smith was a missionar 
to India for six and one-half year.. 

Joseph Henry Dampier is also as 
sisting in the department of reli 
gion. He received an A. B. d agree 
in 1931 from Cincinnati Bible Semi- 
nan' and later attended the Uni 
versity of Pittsburg, Xenia Theo 
logical Seminary, and Princeton 
Thelogical Seminary. 

Mrs. Edward G. Lodter is replac- 
ed- in. the Physical Education de- 
partment by Miss Constanca My 
natt. Miss Mynatt received her 
degfee at Carson-Newman C-' 11 ' 1 "" 
and later did graduate work at the 
University of , Tennessee. is 
physical education director for 

■ We have as our coach this year 
Raymond Brown. Coach , Brown 
graduated at T. P. I. where he 
excelled in various athletics. He 
received letters there in footbal 
basketball, baseball, and track. 
(Continued on Page 3) 

j . . VELCOME 


W'tH's first issue of the Stam- 
peUe I wish to give a hearty wel- 
come to all' the students who have 
enrolled in Milligan College in 
'945. .. This is a history-making 
;ear for old Milligan, in that our 
reconversion represented a 100% 
rocess. a situation which was faced 
by no other Navy V-12 College in 

I want to express my apprecia- 
tion, also, for the splendid manner 
in which you have entered into 
the spirit of Milligan. We are here 
to teach Christian culture, right 
thinking, and clean living. It is 
our earnest desire that the great 
mottoes of this College be ever in 
your hearts and minds, namely. 
"Christian education, the Hope of 
the World." and "Character build- 
ing first of all." 

Let us strive for excellency in our 
every undertaking, in the class- 
room and on the athletic field. Let 
us be satisfied with nothing less 
than the very best that is within us. 


For most of us here' at "Milligan 
this home coming will be our first 
experience at a .college homecom- 
ing, but for all it will be a thrill- 
ing experience never to be forgot- 
ten. This week we have all been 
working like mad to get prepared 
to, greet the alumni and to show 
them that Milligan is better than 
ever. We have sent invitations to 
many states and to many people, 
and we have talked about it. Now 
even as-it draws nearer and narrer 
we see President Elliott and t'.e 
faculty members giving last miiute 
instructions to "the Green jorn 
Freshmen," who are learning i st. 

iThe program will begin by a 
musical in the auditorium with our 
own Professor Edward G. L idter 
at the George W. Keys Memori. 1' '" 
organ thrilling us as only lie can 
with his own individual touch. Wo " 
college students will present our 
first initial appearance of the mix- 
ed chorus and Glee Club under the 
able direction of Dean S. Ja_-oby. 
We shall also present a number of 
selections by a quartette and sev- 
eral solos, then we shall have some 
group singing which everybody 
enjoys. Don't miss this fine musi- 
cal hour! . ....{'* 
• Next our Alumni Association -.ill 
meet for a short session. Presides 
at -this meeting will be Mi. Top 
McCormiek, chairman. 

By this time our appetites will 
hurry both 'students and guests "to 
a dinner in the dining hall. Dur- 
ing this fine social hour we will 
learn what Professor Hyder wns 
like before we came, and we'll t'cU 
our alumni how fine he is how, 
and what a splendid faculty we 
have. We will take this opporhm- 
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oct;2j. i.)t; 



•■' ' -iHi; STAMPEDE 

editor Tin-cinei .maigaiet Bowman 

.-^jaigiuiiciii. uuityr! martha Lecka; 

.viaiauiiii j^iuLur —.1 — Joe Starnes 

feature jiUiiur- hyivia CantreU, 

iseuy j^uoank, rtanty Clyde 
riports Luitor_±sill Uifcriilgsr, Frances 
Martin ■ "- 

Copy Editor Ann Adams, Betty 

Lou Stratton' ■ . i- 

Business Manager .Kate Ensor 

Circulation Manager Churn Medley 

Heportears James Messimer, Ellen 

'"Austin, Edna Frye, France Um- 
berger^ - 
Faculty Ad\jisors__Clarence Carder, 

Fred Smith 
Typists Chief Typist, Eloise Grif- 
fith, Jackie, Craft, Edith Strout, 
Helen Freeman,- Elizabeth . Tip- 
ton, Kathleen Pierce. 

Printers J3U1 Dieringer, Sonny. 

Fugate, Mildred .Whitt, John 
Dance, Porter Fraizer, Vivian 
Carrier, Leigh Hargrove 

Homecoming \- 

(Continued from Page 1) 

ity to ask the, questions that, have 
been pressing our minas i ab i out'Mil- 
ligan's past. ■ ■- • 

At eight I o'clock we- will' -go -to 
Elizabethton where our guests "will 
join us in seeing our "resdy, -wil- 
ling and able" team down Guilford 
College. We will all be rooting for 
the team. ,T; is will end our idea" 
of a perfect homecoming for Mil- 
ligali College, -both alumni and pre- 
sent students. " " 

A program in Intramurals has 
been outlined by the Giro's Physi- 
cal Education' director, Miss Con- 
stance Mynatt. By p'aracipating 
in these' intramurals, girls may ob- 
tain points toward a letter.' With 
550 points, a girl is able lo get a 
buffalo emblem. In her sopho- 
more year, a girl is eligible for a 
letter provided she has. already 
earned her buffalo emblem. Six 
hundred and fifty points are need- 
ed to get a letter. In the junior 
year, a sweater is awarded to all 
' girls already having a buffalo and 
letter and 750 points more. Seniors 
?re presented with pins after hav- 
ing earned 550 more points. 


(Continued from Page J) _i 
Later he was coach -at T. P. I. 'He 
enlisted in the^.Npvy in 1942 arid 
remained there until 1 &44 when he 
became coach- at the University of 
Tennessee. On July 20, 1945 he 
came to Milligan as coach and 
physical education director -for 

i Assisting Coach Brown, we art 
glad to .have Coach "E ill" , Bowman, 
who .came here to fill this position 
after receiving a discharge from the 
£!avy on September 7, 1945. Coach 
Bowman is a Milligan College gra? 
duate. He has taught school end 
coached in .Elizabethton, Coeburn, 
Va., and Saltvifle, Va. On Septem- 
ber 10, 1945, he arrived at Milligan 
College to begin his duties as as- 
sistant coach and publicity director. 
}•; Jn the music department, .Pean 
Stewart Jacoby and Mrs. C. L. .Dun- 
lap replaced Miss Frances. LeDoyt 
Yearley. "Mr. .'Jacoby ' received ; his 
A. B. and M. A. degrees from Ohio 
State University. He also attend- 
ed Union Theological Seminary. 
Mra C. L. Dunlap received her B.. 
vA degree from the. University of. 
Arkansas. She lias done work at 
the Southern Baptist Seminary ^ in 
Louisville and at Dana Musical 
Institute, Warren, O^io. ' 
...Miss Olive Hinderer, former Mil- 
ligan College graduate, is tempor- 
arily replacing Professor J. Fred 
flplly, who was head o: the busi- 
ness administration department. 

Miss Frances Connover, replaced 
Miss Kathleen Brown us head of 
the Home Economics department 
and Mrs. C. E. Burhs as dietitipn. 
Miss Connover received her rl S. 
degree from Western Sfate Teach- 
ers College, Bowling Green, Ky., 
and attended the University" "of 
-Centucky. She recevie.l her M. A. 
legree- from Iowa State College, 
Ames, Iowa, and began work there 
on her Ph. D. degree. 

Miss Jennie Lorenz replaced M}ss 
Ployd Childs as head of the Speech 
lepartment. Miss Lorenz is also, 
■ead of the department of English. 
5he received her B. A. degree from 

(Cont. from Preceding Column) 

the University of Wisconsin, Mi. A. 
from the University of, IpWa ! and 
Ph. D. from Columbia University. 
Another addition to I the English 
department is Mc. Clarence Carder 
who has classes in freshman and 
advanced English. -Mr. Carder is 
also professor of Greek. He receiv- 
ed his A. B. degree from Tusculum 
College, Th. M. 'at the Southern 
Baptist Theologies! Seminary and 
has done work, at the University of 
Tennessee. Mr. C-rder is faculty 
advisor of the Stampede. 

Mrs. Lynn Entertains 

On October 18, at our regular 
issembly period we were fortunate 
n having Co ,our. guest, the musi- 
cian, Mrs. LeRoy Linn, ..who was 
assisting Professor Fred W.. Smith 
in his annual meeting in Elizabeth- 
ton. Mrs. Lynn gave us several 
ejections oi.:'._ -e ^larimbai' ; r^- 
played "The Indian -. Love-Call," ■ 
Till the End of. Time," '.'The? Okl 
Rugged Cross,", and -several.- other 
well liked tunes. Her appreciative- 
audience gathered around her at the; 
elpse of the prbgrshv to :inspect-tiie> d 
instrument and to get general i > 
formation about Mrs. Linn herself. 
In a talk with Mr,. Linn we learned 
that Mrs. Linn 'arid her sister have' 
been rausicins ' for their en- 
tire life and have graciously given 
their talent to the work of the Lord. 
ivlrs. Linn teaches private piano 
lessons for her own amusement and 
plays the Marimba and piano com- 
pletely by memory. She and her 
•sister had an offer from the Major 
Bowes Show to. travel as a troupe 
with a big salary but declined the 
offer to help the ministers do their 
work to a greater advantage. We 
appreciated Mr. Smith's thoughts ' 
of us along this line as we wouldn't- " 
:iave missed the opportunity" of 
knowing Mrs. Linn and hearing her -- 
play her Marimba so beautifully - 
She indeed has a fine talent and' is 
using this talent in such an excel- 
lent way. 



OCT. 20. iftiS 

YE L L ? 

A good school— for that matt 
a good organization of any kint 
built on cooperation. Without t;, 
one quality there is no organi 
tion. The cooperation here at Jv ' 
ligan has been great. The, 
just not enough of it. 

We're behind our football team 
of course we are. Every; last one 
of us has the old "Milligaii Spirit. 
There's no question ., about that. 
But have we forgotten our chi'er-' 
leaders? These girls and boy.' 
v/ere selected from a- large grou 
to lead. us. in cheers at out bat ' 
C'amesi ■They're leauing all rig.: 
but we're not cheering. Saturda; 
i.5 our Homecoming game. ..Let' 
all be ; fche£e-^and yell! The cheer- 
leaders are "in there fighting," let', 
help them. • •-.:/■ 


On October .24, 1945 the upper- 
cbs-men met for the purpose & 
discussing the possibilities of out 
annual.-. The folowing staff were 
elected;.,. — . 

Associate Editors — Bruce Stal- 
laid, Margaret Bowman: 

Junior Editor — Martha Leek?.. 

Business Manager — Kate Ensor. 

Advertising Manager — Viviai 
Carrier. „ < 

Assistant Advertising Manager 
—Ruth Williims, Buddy Price. ' 

Feature Editors— Anrie Adam 
Joe Starnes. , ; '■ , - ; •'. : ,. ■ ' 

Sports Editors— Bill Allen Clif- 
ton Stephens; ' !'' 
" Typists— Lisbeth Goss, Kithryn 
Du-^ei, Julia Good. 

(jar first 

Where were you on the day of 
October 13, 1945? 

So you went on a tour with the 
lacks and Jills of Miliigan College 
to Boone, North Carolina. 

Tell us all about it! State the 
acts; give the details. You know 
Ow you went, what kind of a'' time 
ou had, and definitely what you 
Vent for! -i ' ' 

■ What' a day! We couldn't have 
,;ked for a more beautiful one: 
.'he sun was bright and warm 
.nouglv to make the cool October 
.ay comfortable. 

The men, our football team, T 
mean, (eft earlier, in the morning. 
Incidentally, the purpose of this 
.rip to 'Boone was to see the Buf^ 
faloe; spoil the homecoming day at 
Boone ' i'or the Mountaineers of 
Appalachian State; Teachers' Col- 
lege — and they did,' Comirig'home, 
later i :i the evening, we were vic- 
■tortoiw 9 to 7 '(you'H 'have to get 
somebody else to explain just how 
they 'got those e'jetra points, I 
don't know much about football) — 
but I'm "laming." 

Busses began together around 
8:30 A. ~k. r and we^began together 
around 8:^1 .A, M. Three buses in 
all; a nice , bigi'r^d one for all that 
had long legs to' carry them in a 
flash to it and then there was the 
'cute litT number." Need I say any 
more? I bet a bright' penny those 
riding on that last bus had just as 
an enjoyable time as those on the 
'45" |models! Anyway, who had 
ime to think whether you were 
sitting on a soft, leather seat? 

Racked, packed and ready to go 
we traveled oyer hills and over 
lale hitting (not a dusty trail) but 
'iewing some of the most beautiful 
ights one could ask for. The moun- 
ains were gorgeously arrayed, in 
'ari-colors. A prettier sight I 
iave yet to see. 

o — — 

BPMBOMB3 ■««... ,v^ T>r ^.^ v ^ J ., 


In Tennessee's fair eastern mountains, 
- Reared against the sky, 
Proudly stands our Alma Mater. 
As the years go ,by. 

Forward ever be our watchword, 

Conquer and prevail 
Sail to theel Our Alma Mater, 

Mllltgan. all hall I 

cherished by our sons and daughters, 
Memories sweet shall throng, 

Zound our hearts, O Alma Mater, 
As we sing this song. 

■orward ever be our watchword, 

Conquer and .prevail! 
tall to thee! Our Alma Mater, 

Miliigan. All Hall! 

— B. H. Hayden 
umillmium jqgg 

Can you 



Some of the girls wern't always 
■/earing "Murry Clay's" clothes? 

Janie.,Hathawav wasn't always- 
talking with "Jimbo"? 

Bob Elliott and Joy would quar- 
rel*.. . .,■,.... 

Albert Mannis would shave, off 
is mustache? : - - 

Nita didn't wear Tommy Pickel's 
yhite shirt? . 

Zeke and Judy wern't always 
iCting as if they werp in love? . 

Mary Evans made up her mind 
bout Sonny and Bernie? 

Phyllis didn't have' nightmares 
jecause of -the mice? 

Joe Lowry was seen not chasing 
i woman? (Compliments of Coaco) 

Joe Crain ever, stayed awake in 
iible class? __ ' ' 

The checker games in, the Union 
;ver stopped? ' " 

Sherman Warren didn't make a 
B in; Bible? 

Julia Lynch was seen with any- 
one else except Fred Keys? 

Don didn't eat dinner with 





OCT. 26, 1945 

A Buffalo He(a)rd 

Lyle and Ruth are 'so much in 
love that when they're away iron, 
Milligan they have to wire Jimm\ 
and Henry collect. Hope you boyt 
had enough money to' 'read' your' 
sweet nothings. 

What's this about" Joe Lowery 
having a good time in Salisburg last 
week-end withj girls, radios; and 

We hear that Kay. and F,ats went 
to Bristol Saturday night., 'Did, you 
ever get those 'brakes fixed, Shep? 
(Is David Beck mechanical minded 
too?) ... .''' ; 

We hear that Betty ;! Rue , Law- 
rence just loves' the' chapel period. 
Wonder if the seating:' arranger 
ment has anything to do with it. 
Aren't you glad your last name be- 
gins with an : '"L, tf "toot'#e%y'-Rue? 

Too bad thatHelen fiowets^b^rtj, 
has already been given to a certain 
little soldier by the name of Mike. 

Frances, what do you mean by 
letting John 'call you all the way 
from San Diego at 12:30; doesn't 
he know that, we are about four 
hours ahead of him. , 

Wonder why Johnson rusljes 
through her lunch every day. 
Could it- bg'that- she'.' meetsi/Bill 
Hayes at the College store at. that 
time. i ■ ■■ < ~ '- ; . ■ ; . 

"TilHe," we can't understand how 
they have a. blizzard 'irithePijilippi- 
pines. ,1s Jim Miadis' name a ranv 
ily secret? " , ' * j 

Hasn't it been fun these past -few. 
weeks just playing in the sunshine 
but Buffalo was watching the herd 
and here's what ne caught' ■ ; ,' J "; ■ 

Whoever made out t«e seaiiiip 
arrangement for" chap'el'proved to 
be playing cupid ; f ' 

If any troubles arise, just 'tell 
Terry, §tone. She'll be gird to bear 
your burden. 

What's so interesting in Moling 
tain City to. make' ,'Marjorie 'Lowe' 
want to go home every week-end? ' 

When's that cute soldier coining 1 
back Frances? We should make him 
a Buffalo. 

King and Winnie are being seen 

(Continued on next column) 

qu'i,Lt; often these days. Could it 
be serious? ' ' -. * ■■' 

They tell me Hensel Garrett pre- 
fers' chaperones witn uis dale. 
WH'at about that, Phyllis? ' 
> ,l 'Wny ji it that everytimp^we.stro', 
by "the arbor that Shep ahdfBud> 
have beat "us'to.-it?.-. : , ., 

Has bjusy bee Griz finally wo 
the "Honey" cut he was .workin 
so furiously for? ...-■. .»,.,_. ., 

l*?ftw that Bill Phillips has eor : 
to the Navy, what will Anne Kiel- 
lighter (Jo? , ■; i. /;.' 

Some : football boys get all' 1 tl.' 
attention. "Rich", how do you rai 
three girls all' the time? ' *',''' 
' '■"' Why doesn't Joe, make u ■ 
hismindr-one week its.a blond'.'th ' 
next week, a brunette. Who^voul 
like to Jlay a bet on who it will be 
next? . ! \[ : .,.■' ', •■ ' ■ 

:?>Anothei'~6ne'''of those wanderin;- 
Joes is Mrs. Crain's little boyV H 
seems to liv.e by the rule tha 
variety, is the spice of life. ' '• ' 

Clairje' and Al just, love +o wall 
in the 1 rain and the wat'er-whee 
seems to hold a fascination' foi 
them. ' - - '.<■. „, 

-CfcASS % 

■ The upperclassmen, met recently 
for trjg :j purpose of i electing cla s 
officers. The, following officers foi 
'the-year, 1945 were elected: 

l Senior Class 
'/ President— Bruce Staljjrd. 
:■ Vice President— Margf ret Bow 
■man. . . ,,, . 

-.' Secretary— KateEnsor.., ; , 
'Treasurer — Ijoyce Cross. 
■ Reporter — Francis Leigh IJar 

, Junior Class 
-> President— Haryey Powe'l. / ' 
•■ Vice-President— Martha Lecka'. 5 
"- Secretary — Arihe Adams. 
-'■ Treasurer— Helen. "Bowers. : ' j 
Sophomore Class 
President — Roy Taylor. 
-■Vice President— Rosemary Ross. 
Secretary and Treasurer— -Kath 
leen Pierce. 
Reporter — Ginny Ross. 

MIC. Lassies 
Shine t 

The Drill Team consisting of 
orty girjls made its first public ap- 

earance October 13, at Boone, 

orth Carolina, when jthjj Milligan 

uffaloes met tne; Appalachian 

ountaineers. iZs 

, They j paraded down the. field 

nd forijned the letters 'M^nd.A, T, >: 
espresenting.;lfhe.. respective ,'col- 
;iges. j , ; "i • ,,.-' .' " : 

i iTheiri uniforms, are very colorful. 
,nd imiressive. consisting of. 'black 
md orange capes arid caps wad 
; .vhite blouses and skirts. 
'"The fddition of fis-e majorettes ian extna attraction atfut.urg 
Buffalo; football t , '£• . 

' The team is under the super- 
vision of Al Mauus, .^'..'discharged 
Army veteran, who is drill", master, 
and Miss Constance Mynatl, Athle- 
tic Qirecior for Girls. ' ;t.. . 

The Squads are as follows: ! • 

Squad I. — Joyce Brown, Dot Ben- 
nett; Joe Barnes, Jackie Craft, 
Joyce ;Gardner, Joan/ Kicklighter, 
Marjorie Lowe, Mrrtha Mott, Billy 
,Pr&jt.t. and 1 Gladys Shaw. ,'.■'', 

'Sqiiad II— Mozelie Buck, Dorothy 
Garvey, Reno. Garland, (Jrace Ho'i- 
son, Frances Martin, Audrey"Qu l il- 
lafr,. Carolyn Roberts, Dot. Stewart, 
Dojris Taylor, and. Frances Umber- 
ger. : '{■■ . 

, Sqt^ad III— Vivian Hartley, Mar- 
garet ' Hatcher, ,Julia,,Ly.nch, Jovee 
March, , Martha £ .Noblitt, , Jackie 
Shaw!, Terry Stone, Ann Von. Can-.; 
non, j Mildred '-Whitt. and Betty 
Ruth' Williams. 

, Squad IV— Ann Adams, Helen 
Bowers, Amye Chapman, Shirley 
Cpx,jEloise Griffith, Joy Johnson, 
Leah Ruth Marsh, June Odom, Lois 
tyee'ey, Leola Phipps, and 'Libby 
Tip'On. & ■■-■'■■if\\x'i 

Ti)e marjorettes are Betty. Eu- 
bank, Jean- PetreeP' Ann -Halrtman, 
Earlene Merritt and Peggy Honey- 


Milligan College participated in the Navy's V-12 program from 

the fall of 1945 through the summer of 1946. During this time, no 

civilian students were on campus, and the Stampede was not 


Sept. 27, 1946 

The Stampede 

Milligan College 

Published in the Interest of College Life at Milligan 


It is a great privilege to be able 
to welcome each of you to the 
rich heritage which awaits you in 
Milligan College. "Others have 
labored, and you have enteied in- 
to their labor" was never more 
truly stated than concerning your 
experience in coming to Milligan. 
The history of this college is writ- 
ten in the golden letters of un- 
selfish and sacrificial service. To 
this precious heritage, I pray that 
you may come with the high hopes 
of deepening your own spiritual 
life, cf learning to live, ever 
thoughtful of others, of preparing 
your lives to be of greater service 
to the King of Kings and the Lord 
cf Lords. 

We welcome you to a college 
campus that has been known 
through the years as a friendly 
campus. It is our earnest desire 
that you will help to maintain and 
develop that rame friendly spirit 
by being a good friend to all. The 
friendships you make m college 
days will be some cf the richest 
treasures of your life. 

We are here to help you in your 
problems. We want, above all, tc 
aid you in developing the abund- 
ant life which the Master cime to 
bring to each of us. 

May it be said of you as you 
journey with us through college 
days that you "increased in wis- 
dom and statue, and in favor with 
God and Man". 



Milligan E&H 

1st Period Carrier 6 

Carrier 1 

2nd Peroid 

3rd Period Holsclaw 6 

4th Period Penney 6 

Tucker 1 

Totals 20 

Homecoming Oct. 12 

A tentative schedule of Homecoming events has been set up for 
this annual college gathering at Milligan. The committee expects 
the largest crowd ever to assemble on the Milligan campus. 


Saturday 2 :30-3 :30 — Musical Program in the auditorium 
3 :30 — Alumni Meeting 
5 :00 — Alumni Banquet 
8:00 — Football — Tusculum vs Milligan 

Sunday, October 13, 1946 

10 :00— Bible School— Hopwood Memorial Church 
1 1 :00 — Morning Worship at the Church 
3 :00 to 5 :00— Tea in Hardin Hall 
6 :00 — Christian Endeavor 

Christian Service Club 

The old door to the prayer 
room smiled contentedly Monday 
night as thirty new and old mem- 
bers of the Christian Service 
Group reverently assembled for 
the firrt meeting of the new 
school year. President Elliott 
sm'lled, too, as he led the group 
in an impressive evening of pray- 
er and song. 

One of the outstanding features 
of the program was the reading 
of a letter addressed to the Chris- 
tian Service Group from O. D. 
Johnson, young mis"ionary to In- 
dia. In his letter Mr. Johnson 
told in detail some of his impres- 
sions and experiences when he 
first reached the mission field. 

At the business meeting Bob 
Elliott, Ellen Austin, and Jim 
Messimer were appointed to serve 
as the nominating committee to 
select candidates who will be el- 
igible to hold the executive posi- 
tions for the new school year. It 
was decided that the election will 
be held at the n»xt meeting, Sen- 
lumber 22rd. Ellen Austin will 
this meeting, 
be in charge of the program for 

Prof. Cochrane Helps Pre-Meds 

Under the able guidance of Pro- 
fessor Cochrane, this organization 
has kept, for many an aspiring 
pre-med student, a vital interest 
in his chosen profession. The 
business and programs of the club 
are held in closed meetings. Al- 
though the club's main purpose is 
one of instruction, the recreation 
committee is an active part. 1946- 

Prof. Warner To Direct Choir 

Our mixed choir has long been 
a part of the college life of Milli- 
gan. This year promises to be 
the best yet. Wednesday after-, 
noon approximately 50 students 
were given tryouts by Prof. War- 
ner, head of the music depart- 

STUDENT Athletic Tickets 
Don't forget to call at the 
Business Office before 12 noon 
Saturday for your Season Ath- 
letic ticket. 

Page 2 


. . . The Stampede . . . 

Published twice a month by the Students of Milligan College 

instructs; him the future in- 
vites." We have no past — 
only the future. If we, as 
the student body of Milligan, 
passively "gripe," our future 
will become nothing; if we 
actively criticize, our future 
is everything. "In rivers the 
waters that you touch is the 
last of what has passed and 
the first of that which comes; 
so with the time present." 

There is only one place you can 
find success without work — in the 

C^ke Staff 

Editor in chief John Hasty 

Associate Editor Jim Messimer 

Feature Editor Anne Adams 

News Editor Ellen Austin 

Humor Editor Dave Rose 

Sports Editor Cliff Stevens 

Business Manager Martha Lecka 


This Is Your Paper 

Your paper is as new to of th e people. This is your 

you as it is to those who have chance to express yourself, 

had a part in this first edition. thus practice democracy. Use 

If you read this paper, lock- y° ur newspaper! 

ing for errors, your regard When you have something 

will undoubtedly be a gener- you believe is worth the 

ous one. However, any crit- thought of our student body, 

ical comments that you may write it for the paper. The 

suggest will be accepted only thought may concern any- 

too eagerly by the staff. thing from remedying the 

This is your newspaper, long lines in the dining hall 

This is your opportunity for to our foreign policy in Eu- 

expression. This is your rope, 

voice on the campus. Use it! It is the objective of the 

We live in a nation that staff to have additional pages 
practices democracy and if as the material presents it- 
we fail to express ourselves self. Place your articles in 
in our college newspaper, our an envelope addressed to 
democratic principles are "The Editor." Drop it in the 
lost. Now, as never before, paper mail box at the Regis- 
these principles are being trar's office. Place your 
challenged. Subversive fac- name on all you write. An- 
tions are causing our popula- onymous letters will not be 
tion to "choose up sides." considered. 
With all our learning here in In this first issue, you will 
Milligan, why not learn de- find mistakes. The staff is 
mocracy. Democracy works human and fallible. As Em- 
only through the expression erson stated, "Him the past 

A Belgian student, in relating 
his experiences in studying the 
English language, said: "When I 
discovered that when I was quick 
I was fast, if I spent too freely I 
was fast, and that not to eat 
was to fast, I was discouraged. 
But when I came across the 
sentence, 'The first one won one 
one-dollar prize,' and that a 
blackberry is red when it is 
green, I gave up English." 

Reliability and stability are 
more essential to success than 


"It ain't so much the things 
folks don't know that makes 
them ignorant, it's the things 
they know that ain't so," said 
Josh Billings. 

Seniors Plan Year Book 

At a class meeting Wednesday 
morning, Sept. 25, the Seniors 
organized and elected officers for 
1946-47. Don Pearce was elected 
class President; Edward Bireley 
was chosen Vice President and 
the new Secretary - Treasurer is 
Martha Lecka. 

Monday, Sept 30 the class will 
select the Staff to begin work on 
the Yearbook. 

The last school annual — The 
Buffalo — was published in 1913. 


Page 3 


Most of you good people went to the Emory game last week, but 
how many of you had seats on the Emory side? Well, we did, but 
only to avoid standing. There we were, alone with a hostile mob of 
Emory fans all around us. 

They were a happy bunch when the game started. All were telling 
us how badly we were going to be beaten and threw a few remarks 
at us like this: "You're nothin' but a bunch of bums and when we 
get through with you, you'll go home with your tails hanging low." 

I answered quickly, "Buffalos' don't have tails." 

A bottle bounced off a seat beside me so I shut up — didn't want 
to start anything. 

As the game progressed, the cheers changed from "Run over them 
Emory" to "Get in there and fight," and they began telling us the 
coach was holding back the first team until the second half. 

In the second half, the fans were really crying. We started an 
appeal to an oversized cop to help us make a getaway, but, when he 
turned and looked at us with fierce, brute eyes, and growled, "What 
do you want?" we noticed a big Emory button on his coat lapel. So 
my girl sorta smiled sweetly at him and said, "Would you care for 
some popcorn?" He just growled and took off. 

The game was fast approaching the end. Emory fans were doing 
everything but tearing up the seats— a few even attempted that. So 
we covered our Milligan buttons and eased down the steps. As soon 
as we hit the track, we made a dash for it under a barrage of pop 
bottles. Guess we did 100 yards in nothing flat. 

The Moral: Sit on the Milligan side at all games even if you 
must stand— life is too sweet to throw away in a rash moment. 


21 — Emory & Henry At Bristol Night 

Johnson City Night 


Sept. 28— High Point At 

Oct. 3— Middle Tennessee State At 

Oct. 12 -Tusculum At 

Oct. 18— Western Carolina Teachers At 

Oct. 25— Guilford At Greensboro, N. C. Night 

Nov. 2 — Carson Newman At Kingsport Night 

Nov. 8— Tennessee Wesleyan At Athens ; Night 

Nov. 16— Appalachian State At Elizabethton Day 

Murfreesboro Night 

Elizabethton Night 

Cullowhee, N. C Night 

College To Have Band 

Tuesday, Sept. 17, saw the for- 
mation of a Milligan College band 
under the direction of Mr. Jack 
Stafford. Milligan has long miss- 
ed such a musical organization 
and extends now it's hand in a 
hearty welcome to our band. We 
are fortunate to have Mr. Jack 
Staiford, who comes to us from 
Elizabethton, as our director. He 
is an accomplished and versatile 
musician, feeling equally at ease 
in both swing and the classics. 
Mr. Stafford conducted both the 
Navy Dance Orchestra and 
Marching Band here during the 
Navy's invasion of Milligan. All 
students who can play an instru- 
ment are privileged to attend re- 
hearsals. We can guarantee that 
you will never meet another per- 
son quite like "Prof" Stafford. 

Buffs Battle High Point Saturday 

Saturday evening, Sept. 28 at 
8 P. M. the Milligan Buffalos 
will battle the high riding High 
Pointers from High Point, N. C. 

The probable starting line-up 
for Milligan will be: 

R. E. Bob Elliott 

R. T. Harry Fine 

R. G. "Slew" Stallard 

C Don Weber 

L. G. Joe Crane 

L. T. Joe Starnes 

L. E. Allen or Cox 

Q. B. Harry Pardue 

R. H. B. Miller or Penney 

L. H. B. Claude Holsclaw 

F. B. Vivian Carrier 

Last season the Buffs fought 
the High Pointers to a 6-6 tie in 
the big Burley Bowl This season 
finds Milligan a little stronger 
with a few more experienced 
players in reserve ready to fill in 
that battling line. Indications 
point also to a stronger opponent . 

New Sports Added 

Milligan will have boxing and 
wrestling teams if present plans 
are carried out, the Athletic de- 
partment announced. 

Page 4 


Milligan Has Largest Enrollment 

In History of the College 

With the opening of the fall 
semester, young people came 
from all parts of the United 
States and Puerto Rico to join 
the Milligan family, thus making 
the enrollment the largest in the 
school's history. 

When the col'^ge first began 
in'] 882, there v.ere eight mem- 
bers on the faculty with an en- 
rollment of 180, a number of 
which were Academy students. 
Figures recently released by the 
Registrar, E. G. Lodter, show a 
healthy and steady growth 
throughout the years. 
Date Students Faculty 

1882 180 8 

1900 185 10 

1911 228 14 

1920 150 15 

1930 180 22 

1940 330 25 

1946 415 30 

The figures for the years 1882- 
1911 include Academy students. 

As of September 17, 1946, the 
Registrar reports 415 students 
raking full time work with many 
not having completed their regis- 
tration. The total registration, 
when completed, will be near 450. 

The following 19 states and 
Puerto Rico are represented on 
'he campus this year. 
Arkansas New York 

Alabama North Carolina 

California Ohio 

Georgia Pennsylvania 

Iowa South Carolina 

Kentucky Tennessee 

Maryland Virginia 

Michigan Washington 

New Jersey West Virginia 
Puerto R^co 

The Voice Of Milligan 

We h?ve here the opinions of 
jur beloved students on the vital 
issues that face our school and 
county today. 

Our problem this week is: 
"What you you think of the nuis- 
ance lights hidden around the 

Alabama Lee thinks the lights 
are O. K., and said that the G. Fs 
have been in the dark so long, a 
little light is appreciated. Kmmm 
mm, I wonder. 

Pauline Millins said that she 
thought they were fire flies, and 
she thinks our boys are so cute. 
She also said, "What do we need 
with lights when we have such a 
nice moon in Tennessee? It is 
much nicer than the moon we 
have at home." 

Virginia Owens asked, "What 

John Keffer says, "It makes no 
difference to me; I'm not taking 
a course in Campusology." (What- 
ever that is). 


The Milligan College Players 
mpt Tuesday night September 
17th, under the direction of Dr. 
Jennie Lorenz. elected new offi- 
cers and planned the Piayers' 
schedule for the year 194647. 

Anne Adams, the last year's 
president, was re-elected. The 
other officers for this year are: 
Vesta Noblitt, Vice-president; Bil- 
Iie Pruitt, Secretary; Julia Lynch, 
Treasurer; Paul Griz, Program 
chairman; Horace Pettit, Reporte | 
Ail students whc are interested 
in college dramatics and who 
would become members of the 
club are required to give a short 
reading or poem before the club 
members Tuesday evening, Sep- 
tember 24th, at 7:30 in the school 

A Buffalo Heard . . . 

The ole Buffalo hasn't been 
heard for a long time but he is 
really busy now. He's pleased to 
note that even the new "kids" are 
up to the same old tricks. 

Our nomination for the season's 
mo?t dignified couple — Wray and 

Does the J H on the little pin 
Betty Williams is wearing stand 
for Joe Hagan? Perhaps any one 
of three people could tell us. 

Has everyone noticed that Leo- 
la Phipps is all a-glitter? Seems 
o center around third finger, left 
hand and a certain You-Know- 

The students enjoyment of the 
iaculty reception was measured in 
punch and cookies. 

A certain freshman girl wants 
to know if it is compulsory to 
date the Milligan boys. Shall we 
call a meeting of the boys to ac- 
cept her resignation as a candi- 

Registration was very exhaust- 
ing for some students but the 
more literary-minded found con- 
solation from the fact that "They 
also rerve who only stand and 

Miss Mynatt was unable to at- 
tend the faculty party — she was 
getting a bird's-eye-view of Bay- 
lor University from a former Mil- 
igan Prof. 

Stoke! Those good-bye kisses 
you give in bus terminals are ex- 
tremelv interesting to innocent 

We wondered where "Fish" 
.■>rjitt got her nickname until we 
,aw her perform in the swimming 

If Prof Long had new teeth like 
Prof. Burns, he could probably 
have chewed that string at the 
faculty party. 

The worr'ed look on Monterey's 
f?ce h<>s disapDeared since the ar- 
rival of a sweet little blonde from 
Wh'tesbi'rg. Ky. 

Wonder 'f Poul Griz has f'nally 
fonnrt a freshman girl to his li- 

Prof. Hyder designed a rpecial 
rolling pin fo^ Mrs. Wood. She 
?-■"? the '•nrve in the middle just 
llts the Dean's head. 


Oct. 18, 1946 -"- J-A^ k^L^lJ.AXJ^7V-' l LlC' Milligan College 

Published in the Interest of Campus Life at Milligan College, MilUgan College, Tennessee 

Milligan Players Begin . .^ -_ _^ # 

The College 1 Payers heldTL AlUlURl F till iiUllIlg 

first banquet of the year at the 

Johnson city Country club Mountain Trip and Football Game Planned 

Thursday evening, Oct. 10. 

The event was very colorful Tomorrow will be a big day when Milligan's entire student body 

with the table decorations, pro- will follow the Buffaloes over the smokies to Cullowhee, N. C. and 

grams and the girls in formals. watch Coach Brown's boys tussel with Western Carolina Teachers 

The program was arranged in Saturday night, 

in form of a play under the title Four large busses will leave Milligan in the morning at 8;30 and 

"Fresh Take-off." stop on top of the mountains at noon for a picnic lunch. The 

Invocation ... Jim Mesismer caravan wl " S° b y the wa y of Greenville, Severeville, Gatlinbnrg 

Proloeue Paul Griz anc ^ on t0 tne to P °^ t;ne moun t am ar >d down into Cullowhee. 

Introduction of Cast ^ ne tr 'P w '" be unv i er tne supervision of President and Mrs. 

Elliott, Mrs. Stollar, Miss Mynatt and Miss Smith. 

.... The round trip will be approximately 2S0 miles, 

connecting link 

Mrs. Walker Graves 

and new Alpha Psi 

Omega members 

Act II '^S'2? '/ 

carrying on -_>_»-T •_ 

.Officers and Members i>, a**-; -it-.. ,-. . 

Curtain Calls from i _Pi_isWl UOD. FlCrCC 

I'll Leave It To You 

Finders Keepers 

The Neighbors 

November 17, 1919, is a memorable date when one con- 
Junior Class Elects Officers siders the history of busy metropolis of Norton, Virginia. 

On this November day, there was born into the house- 
On Thursday, October 3, 19.6 hold of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Pearce, a son, Don Crittenden 
a meeting of the Junior Class was Pearce — alias Mac Pearce. 

called by Rosemary Ross. Pur- Little did these two people realize that little Don would 

pose was to elect, class officers, some day be president of his senior class at Milligan College, 

but since a majority of the class But at the first class meeting of the year, Don was chosen as 

, , , .', , Senior Class President, 

was not present, it was decided ,,__ „ , ,,.,.„ , , 

„ ,, ,. , . Mac admits that his life ran a natural course through ele- 

to call another meeting at a later mentary and Mph school _ being graduated from Norton H igh 

A t i n ♦ q ■ .. in the spring of 1938. 

On luesday, Oct. 8, lmmedi- TT . ... , i_j.ji.-ui_ 

. , His cosmophtan education was obtained through experi- 

ately following chapel, another ences as a newsoaoer salesman, an usher in a theater, a clerk 

meeting was held. Eighteen of in an A & P store, a clerk in a department store, a night 

the thirty-four Juniors were pre- clerk in a hotel, a driver of a dry cleaning truck and at one 

sent. Since this constituted a time a soda jerk. 

majority, nominations were in In 1940, Don came to Milligan as a freshman. During these 

order John Hasty was elected "re-war years at Millipan, he spent much time studying and 

president; Duard Walker, vice being disagreeable. However upon his return to col We 

after three years in the armed forces, it has been discovered 

president; Rosemary Ross, sec- that h(? wa _ hidjng the Ught of h; _ leal personalitv mli 

ret.ary-treasurer; Joe Hagan is nnw is blazing forth as the chief executive of the Senior 

reporter. Class and, in true Milligan spirit, is a campus Romeo. 

Page 2 


Published twice a month by the Students of Mittigan College 

Cske Staff 

Editor in chief John Hasty 

Associate Editor Jim Messimer 

Feature Editor Anne Adams 

News Editor Ellen Austin 

Humor Editor Dave Rose 

Sports Editor ..•'..' Cliff Stevens 

Business Manager . Martha Leeka 


ere s 

trie Steak? 

Prompted by the overpowering 
odor of cooking beef, we deter- 
mined to interview our dietician, 
Miss Frances Conover, on the col- 
lege angle of the national food 
crisis. As we expected, we found 
her in the kitchen bending lovingly 
over a pan of sizzling steak from 
which she reluctantly parted after 
giving minute instructions for pre- 
paration of the steak and explain- 
ing, half apologetically, that her 
unu.ual solicitude was due to this 
being the last piece of steak in 
Caner county. 

• I am glad to see you," she said 
when we explained who we were, 
"and happy to put my side of the 
case before the student body." 
"Why, you know," she continued, 
"I can't put syrup on my pancakes 
in the morning without having that 
guilty feeling that perhaps I'm tak 
ing the food from someone's very 

"And that's a good example," 
she said. "Our sugar allotment has 
been cut to the point where desserts 
are impossible. Brown sugar especi- 
ally, which we need for syrup, 

cakes, icing, baked and fried ap- 
ple- and pies, is impossible to find. 
You'll notice how often we have 
ice cream; it is the only dessert we 
can get." 

"Doubtless you wonder what's 
become of the bottles of milk for 
breakfast. We can't get them! and 
I have to buy from several dairies 
to get enough milk." 

Here we inte:rupted to ask that 
all important question, "What about 

The dietician shrugged resigned- 
ly. "There is just no meat on the 
market. We buy direct, you know, 
and this week the packer's represen- 
tative did not even trouble to call. 
We have not been able to buy any 
bacon i'or three months— and no 
lard. This is very serious because 
without lard we can't fry potatoes 
or apples or make biscuits. Cooking 
oil, salad and weson oils aren't on 
the market. Notice the poached 
eggs — lack of lard." 

"What about butter?" we inter- 

"Butter is obtainable," she said, 
and whispered a price in our ears 

which rocked us back on our heals. 

"Let's do without," we agreed. 

"Take yesterday, for instance," 
continued Miss Conover, in a voice 
of one given the public ear after 
long suffering in silence, "My menu 
had to be complete!" changed at 
the last moment simply because the 
food promised by the grocer did not 
arrive. And to be able to plan even 
a day in advance is awful." 

We both sighed. 

"Now we can get chicken, but 
the meat crisis is making a great 
demand and doubtless it will be 
harder and harder to get. We can't 
even get Spam and for such a sim- 
ple dish as rice and chile, we can't 
get rice. So we have to give you 
plain chile. Even soup requires 
soup stock and there isn't any. 
Cheese and macaroni is a pretty 
good substitute but before lorg 
we'll be look : ng for substitutes for 

"Green vegetables are fairly 
plent'ful. although we cook now 
pretty much without meat season- 
ing or pepper. There is no pepper 

"The sugar shortage is making 
canned fruit very scarce and mar- 
malades, once so plentiful, are no 
longer on the market." 

"Even beans, the most availab'e 
of all meat substitutes, are gone." 

She paused for breath. 

We asked in a wee vo'ce, "What 
about that goood chipped beef with 
milk gravy on toast?" 

Again she sighed, gave us a look 
of compassion and replied that 
there had not been any chipped 
beef since the war and no gravy 
sirce grease went with the meat. 

We graciously thanked the lady, 
tightened our belt, and silently 
trudged home. 

The world is made up of a con- 
struction gang and a wrecking 

Honored In Dramatics 

Anne Adams (senior), and Jim 
Messimer (sophomore), were re- 
cently invited to tryout for mem- 
bership in the Eta Lamba cast of 
the Alpha Psi Omega, a national 
honorary dramatic fraternity. Both 
passed the required examinations 
and were granted full membership. 


Page 3 

Milligan's Spirit Comes To the Front 

An Editorial 

A serious crime would be committed if no acknowledge- 
ment were made of the recent campaign conducted for a 
new name for this newspaper. A school spirit, apparently 
dormant in so many hearts, was fanned by an inapparent 
few still carrying the torch, into a contagiously consuming 
flame that began to warm the editor's chair. To you who hold 
so deeply to everything that Milligan was, Milligan is, and 
that Milligan promises to become; to you who thrill at the 
sight of the old water wheel, and moan at the sound of the 
last bell in Hardin Hall; to you who truly believe in all that 
Milligan represents, we obediently, respectfully, and reverent- 
ly dedicate this and all succeeding issues of THE STAMPEDE. 

It was nothing short of an inspiration to see the response 
to our paper naming contest. The intention of the staff was 
to give the paper a name that might more fully eulogize the 
spirit of Milligan. After viewing the response, we are con- 
vinced that there is none better than the name STAMPEDE. 
To change the name would be violating a most sacred trust 
inherited from former students who made the Milligan we 
have today. To some who have passed through its halls of 
learning, there are inerasable memories of times that can 
never be repeated, only remembered. To eradicate these 
symbols would destroy a faith. Say what you wish call it 
foolish sentimentalism if you want. And if you should label 
it as such, then your life must be devoid of the pleasurable 
events that give a true depth to life. 

As your newspaper staff, we give you THE STAMPEDE. It 
is our hope and earnest desire that you will come along with 
us to make this the best year yet for THE STAMPEDE. Only 
through giving our best can we ever hope to receive the 

Ojlma Jnah 

In Tennessee's fair eastern 


Reared against the sky, 
Proudly stands our Alma Mater 

As the years go by. 

Forward ever be our witch word 

Conquer and prevail; 
Hail to thee! Our Alma Mater, 

Milligan, all hail! 


Cherished by her sons a n d 

Memories sweet shall throng 
Round our hearts, O Alma Mater 

As we sing this song. 

Forward ever be our watchword, 

Conquer and prevail ; 
Hail to thee, Our Alma Mater, 

Milligan, all hail! 

Christian Endeavor 

The meetings of the Milligan 
Christian Endeavor have been con- 
sistently good this year both in 
attendance and interest. This 
group meets every Sunday evening 
at 6 o'clock in the Hopwood Mem- 
orial Church on the campus. 

One of the new features intro- 
duced to the meetings this year is 
the memory verse plan whereby a 
new scripture verse is learned each 
week. At the close of the meeting, 
printed copies of the verse are at- 
tached to the society's topic cards. 

Bob Elliott is president; Paul 
Bauer, vice president; Grace Lang, 

Christian Service Club Helps 

In Evangelistic Meeting 

The Christian Service Club 
went to Boone's Creek, Monday 
evening to assist in opening a 
revival meeting at the Boone's 
Creek church. 

Several young people had part 
in the praise service which was 
led by President Elliott. Paul 
Bauer read the scripture lesson 
and Paul Nourse led in prayer. 
Betty Williams and Grace Lang 
sang. The group also sang a 
special number. Mr. Lewis is do- 
ing the preaching during the 

Jim Messimer is president of 
the club; John Hasty, is vice 
president and Martha Bunton is 
secretary- treasurer. 

Dramatic Club Casts Play 
The Milligan College Players 
have completed casting a new- 
play — "The Showoff" and are 
to begin rehearsals immediately. 
The cast will be officially an- 
nounced in a few days by Dr. 
Lorenz, dramatic director. 

Page 4 


A Buffalo Heard . . . 

The ole Buffalo notes with pride 
that the guys and gals have made 
considerable progress in only a 
month's time. 

Was it Biology Leola was think- 
ing about when she said, "Hardin 
Hall must be made of protoplasm 
because it has so many cells." 

Are any boys still holding out 
after Jean Cole's plea to "Surren- 

Ellen Austin's new theme song: 
"Only a Rose." 

Is it the new books or the new 
librarian that makes the library 
so popular with the boys this year? 

Girls from the tropics find the 
water wheel fascinating even in 
the daytime. 

Even without normal intellgenee 
Ed Laws claims to have learned a 

Harvey Powell was overheard re- 
viewing his Zoology in the break- 
fast line: "The body systems are 
circulatory, respiratory and dormi- 

There is a wild rumor that Lee's 
and Vernon's interests are not pure- 
ly for the sake of promoting good- 
will between the north and the 

Mary Evans has discovered that 
one isn't always bored by spending 
Saturday evening on the campus. 

Which will it be Eva, John or 

"Porky" believes in learning 
Spanish the practical way; with 
two instructors he should learn in 
half the time. 

It's most inconsiderate of Byron 
to constantly crowd Mildred into 
one little corner of that bench. 

Paul Griz was mighty sympathetic 
during "Monterey's obsence. 

The young women in freshman 
Chemistry would like to know just 
why Hilda May wears red on Mon- 
day and Wednesday. 

Lili Dache would probably pay 
top prices for Billie's hairnet ideas. 

Think you can learn to cook like 
mother, Rosie? 

Next time, Sherman, why don't 
you just pull up an extra chair. 
It would be saving so much heart- 
ache later. 

Witnesses at the Taylor-Goddard 
wedding say the suspense during 
that kiss was breath-taking. 

Wonder if Dottie and Ellen would 
part with the pie recipe that re- 
quires four cooks? 

Holsclaw, did you attract the at- 
tention of any good-looking girls 
after first aid was administered to 
your facial wounds? 

Betty Williams is collecting hor- 
ror-scopes of late. 


Milligan College 

Dear Girls: 

There has been a delay in the 
arrival of the G. I. subsistence 
checks this month. So when 
your beau suggests one dip of ice 
cream on a rone, don't arch 
your eyebrows, or when he asks 
you to share a candy bar don't 
get haughty, 'cause sister he's 
almost broke! Our dear Untie 
has delayed our allowance but 
we promise that as soon as it ar- 
rives, we'll put you back on the 
double-dip standard and indivi- 
dual candy bars. So please bear 
with us. 

Sincerely faithful 
to the last penny, 

Your Joe. 



Emory & Henry 


High Point 










Middle Tennessee State. .. 

Milligan 12 



Hopwood Memorial Church 
Services for Sunday, October SO 

Bible School .... 10 a. m. 

Room for you in the Bible School 

Morning Worship 11a m. 
President Elliott will Preach 

Christian Endeavor 6 p. M. 

Monday Evening, October 21 

Christian Service Group 
will attend the meeting at 

Boone's Creek Church 

Leave from Hardin Hall at 

7 o'clock sharp 

Wednesday Evening, Oct. 33 
Prayer Meetings 

8 P. M. 

Hardin Hall - Girls 
Cheek Hall - Girls 
Pardee Hall - Boys 

Nov. 1, 1946 

The Stampede 

Milligan College 

Published in the Interest of Campus Life at Milligan College, Milligan College, Tennessee 

New Books in Library 

Novels and Technical Books Added; Atomic 
Bomb Among Many Sbujects Covered 

Miss Gretchen Smith, college librarian, announced that 37 
volumes have been received as a gift from Dr. I. T. Green of 
Bethany College. The books deal mostly with theology. 

Also received were four 

were tour new 
volumes of current literature: 

Modern Man Is Obsolete, by 
Norman Cousins. 

Animal Farm, by Orwell. 

The Screwtape Letter, by C. E. 

Seeing Things, by John Mason 

These books have received very 
favorable reviews from many crit- 
ics and should prove interesting to 
most readers. 

Then, too, something that will 
be very interesting to those who 
would like to know more about 
the atomic bomb and the Japanese 
war is the arrival of three reports 
of the United States Strategic 
Bombing Survey. They are: 

The Effects of the Atomic Bomb 
On Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

Japan's Struggle to End the War. 

A Summary Report (Pacific 

' New Technical Books 

Play and Mental Health, by John 
E. Davis. 

Healthful Living, by Harold S. 

Adapted Group Gymnastics, by 
Lillian Drew. 

Football, by William Glenn Kil- 

A History of Physical Education 
In the United States, by Norma 

Diagnostic and Remedial Teach- 
ing in Secondary Schools, by Glenn 
Myers Blair. 

Teaching in Small Schools, by 
Kate V. Wofford. 


Essentials of Neuro-Psychiatry, 
by David Mortimer Olkon. 

Sociology, by William Fielding 

Tomorrow's Trade, by Stuart 

Chile: Land and Society, by 
George M. McBride. 

Business Statistics, by John R. 

The Shepherdess, by Arthur 
Wentworth Hewitt. 

Palestine: Jewish Homeland, by 
Julia Emily Johnson. 

A Short History of the Far East, 
by Kenneth S. Latourette. 

A History of American Life, by 
Preston William Slosson. 

Not a Bad Loss at That 
Although Milligan wound up in 
the lower half of a 19 to 6 score 
with Guilford last Saturday, the 
Buffaloes were the first team to 
cross Guilford's goal line this sea- 
son. Rose carried the ball across 
for Milligan's tally! 

With Arolosies to Dorothy Parker 

My study lamp burns in toth 

It may not last the night; 
But oh my friends 
And ah my foes 
If I pass my exams 

that's alright. 



Tomorrow's game at Kingsport 
will determine whether or not Mil- 
ligan will play in the Burley Bowl 
to take place in Johnson City on 
Thanksgiving. The winner of the 
game tomorrow will be champions 
in the Smoky Mountain Conference 
and will represent this district in 
the Burley Bowl. The probable 
opponent in the Burley Bowl game 
will be Catawba or Guilford. 

WANTED: Milligan College sup- 
porters for rooting section at 
Carson-Newman game Saturday, 
Nov. 2, 1946. No previous ex- 
perience required. Pay: gratitude. 


November 11 is the deadline for 
those winning pictures to be dis- 
played in the 1947 Buffalo. 

A corps of judges consisting of 
officers from each class will make 
the decision as to which pictures 
■"ill receive the big awards of $6 
first prize, $3 second prize, and $1 
third prize. 

But — there have not been 
enough pictures turned in to fill 
the many pages of the snapshot 
sections. We know you want them 
in there. We know you have taken 
them because never before have 
we hard the click of so many shut- 
ters about the campus. So turn 
them in. 

Remember, November 11, just 
about two weeks, to get them de- 
veloped and dropped into the box 
of the main floor of the Ad. Build- 
ing. Let's go! Let's turn 'em in! 



A meeting of all who are going 
out for basketball has been sched- 
uled after chapel today. Practice 
will, begin Monday after football 
practice ends and will continue on 
Mondays and Fridays until foot- 
ball season is over, at which time 
practice will be held daily. 

Page 2 


The Stampede 

Published weekly by the Students 
of Milligan Collenc. 

Editor in chief John Hasty 

Nkws Editor.,. James E. Powers 
Associate Editor Dave Rose 


School spirit . . . something that 
we have little of. Why? Because 
most of us would rather sit back 
and point with pride at our college 
and say, "I go there," and at the 
same time do nothing to build the 
spirit that pride is based upon. 
How many of us were down at the 
gym last Friday morning to send 
the football team off to a victory 
over Guilford at Greensboro, N. C? 
Who in our ranks can say that 
they know each one of the football 
players by sight? It makes a game 
ten times more interesting if you 
can know who made or missed a 
tackle. It is that sort of thing that 
creates school spirit. 

Too many of us diagnose the sick 
school spirit without attempting a 
cure. Only after we have earnest- 
ly tried and then failed in our at- 
tempts to remedy the malady can 
we complain. Then, and only then, 
let us raise in unison our voice of 

Tomorrow night we play Carson- 
Newman at Kingsport, and it 
should be a tough game. If YOU 
want our team to! win, be there. Be 
there 100 per cent. Bring your 
school spirit with you, and when 
the invitation is given for all those 
from Milligan to stand up and hol- 
ler— STAND UP. Let every one 
know that you are from Milligan 
and are as good as anyone there, 
and have a football team that is a 
little better than Carson-Newman. 

Here is a way that we can all 
help the crowded situation exist- 
ing in our classrooms. Keep the 
noise in the halls at a minimum. 
When an instructor allows you to 
leave his class early, do it quietly. 
Postpone any exaltation that free- 
dom may precipitate until you 
reach the outside door. Let us 
store up that exuberance for the 
football games. We could well use 
a little more. 

Again, it is just a matter of do- 
ing unto others what you would 
have them do unto you. Remember 
that fellow in the classroom. 


A new schedule for the Milligan' 
College Student Union building has 
gone into effect. In addition to 
the regular hours, the store will 
be open from 6:30 to 7:30 p. m. 
and from 9:00 to 10:00 p. m. e- ery 
day except Sunday. Special provi- 
sions have been made to allow the 
• girls to patronize the store in the 
evenir.g twice weekly. On Monday 
they may use the store between 
9:00 and 10:00 p. m., and on Fri- 
day after the movies for approxi- 
mately one-haif hour. Tentative 
arrangements have been made to 
open between 9:00 and 10:00 p. m. 
on Sundays and for a short time 
following football games. With the 
reappearance of meat on the mar- 
ket more hot dogs and hamburgers 
will be obtainable than has been 
found in the past. 


Elections were held to fill the 
various offices of the 1947 Annual 
Staff. The outcome of these elec- 
tions are as follows: 

Editor-in-chief — James Brooks. 

Associate Editor-in-chief — Joe 

Business Manager — Tom Milam. 

Secretary and Accountant — Ann 

Feature Editor — Martha Lecka. 

Assistant Feature Editor — Don 

Editor of Photography — Vesta 

Assistant Editor of Photography 
— Edward Bireley. 

Sports Editor — Conley Shults. 

Some day, if we are smart, a 
larger proportion of the American 
people will stop scheming over how 
much we can get the government 
to do for us, and see what we can 
do for the government. After all, 
we are the government. 

— Traer Star-Clipper. 

It's all right to take things as 
they come, but you can make 
better time by going after them. 

Johnson City - Elzabethton 
Bus Schedule 

The following if an up to date 
bus schedule between Johnson 
City and EHzabethton published 
for the convenience of Milligan 
College commuters. Clip this out 
and save it for future reference. 








5:20 A.M. 










8:1 Ox 






1 1 :45x 



12:20 P.M. 



1 :20x 
























x means 

that the bus scheduled 

for that 


does not run on 



"May I print a kiss on your lips?" 
he asked. 
I nodded my sweet permission. 
We went to press, and I rather 
We printed a large edition! 


Christian Endeavor 

7 o'clock Sunbay 

Hopwood Memcrhl Church 


Page 3 

Midwest Fashion Design Winner 

Miss ttleanor Bradley, 19, of Webster Groves, IVlo., above, was awarded 
SI, 000 and a two-year scholarship to the St. Louis School of Fine Arts, 
Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., after she was adjudged one of the 
three first prize winners in the Junior Bazaar 1946 Design Contest. The 
contest was open to college, high school and art students between the 
ages of 17 and 21 Miss Bradley was the winner of the midwestern section 
of the national contest. The scholarship was sponsored by the St. Louis 
Fashion Creators. 

Miss Bradley's winning design, shown \ at right, Is a three-piece 
Informal dress with a wool jersey, black aijd white striped skirt, wool 
jersey jacket... with side peplum and low square neckline, and a draw- 
string neckline blouse with long white sleeves. Suitable for informal 
parties Tfnd [campus wear. 

Stores in St. Louis, Detroit, Mich.. Louisville, Ky„ Kansas City, Chat- 
tanooga, Tenn., and Indianapolis, Intl., will display the design. 

How Would Write It???? 

The following ads were picked 
up from newspapers here and 

Lost: Green fountain pen by a 
man half full of red ink. 

Special Sale of apples and chest- 
nuts. Come in the morning. The 
early bird gets the worm. 

Wanted: Small furnished apart- 
ment by a couple with no children 
until March 1. 

Lost: Gold watch by a man with 
a cracked face. 

Wanted: Energetic housekeeper 
who can milk cows, to keep house 
for one. 

Smiths Visit Pennsylvania 

Miss Gretehen Smith, college 
librarian, and her brother, Bill, 
fiew home to Pennsylvania last 
Saturday to spend the week-end 
with their family. oBth returned 
to Milligan Monday. 

Bill, who had not planned to 
make the trip until the plane was 
ready to take-off, says that there 
is nothing to report except that, 
as expected, Pa. is still in the same 
place he left it before. 

Buster Heirs has been confined 
to the Jones Hospital in Johnson 
City because of throat trouble. He 
expects to be released today or to- 


A critical stage in the life of 
the Milligan College Choir devel- 
oped last week when the freshmen 
class elections interfered with choir 
practice. Since both gatherings 
could not take place at the same 
time, Prof. Warner, choir director, 
canceled choir practice and an- 
nounced that there would be no 
more practice until the schedule 
could be arranged so as not to in- 
terfere with the choir. Consequent- 
ly, it has been announced that, in 
the future, no meetings will be 
scheduled on Mondays and Wed- 
nesdays during the chapel hour, 
and furthermore, the auditorium is 
exclusively assigned to the choir 
during these periods. Milligan Col- 
lege will have a choir. 


The Sophomore class has held 
its elections and the following per- 
sons were chosen for office: 

President — Bob Elliott. 

Vice-president — Bill Stanfield. 

Secretary — Lee Albert. 

Treasurer— Eloise Griffith. 

Program Chairman — Ellen Aus- 

Class Repotrer — Thomas Addi- 


According to the present rec- 
ords of the registrar, there have 
been a total of 450 students en- 
rolled in Milligan College for this 
semester. The breakdown, accord- 
ing to classes, is as follows: 

Seniors 20 

Juniors 43 

Sophomores .... . ....... 130 

Freshmen 253 

Special Students . . 4 

Total 450 

Of the 450 enrolled, 13 have with- 
drawn from school. 

The 450th student to pass 
through the registrar's office was 
Warren H. Goff, a junior from 
Grundy, Va. He is going to school 
under the G. I. Bill and attended 
Hampden-Sydney College of Vir- 
ginia before entering the service. 
Goff is an off-the-campus student. 

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A Buffalo Heard . . . 

Sherman said all those little 
short tunnels should have been 
made into one. 

Did Ed Bailey ever get rid of 
that "old dried-up peanut butter 

Wonder if Love Floyd would ap- 
preciate Mrs. Stollar's interpreta- 
tion of Closed Study Hour? 

Don Pearce and Anne Adams 
have a rather broad interpretation 
of the word "study." 

Who is this "Stump" about 
whom we hear so much from Ruth 

Nancy, just to be safe, you 
could roll up your hair during the 
last fifteen minutes before study 
hour begins. 

Are they, or aren't theyNita Mat- 
son and Tip? 

What will Pat Edwards and 
Eloise Griffith find to do when 
there are no tennis matches to 

Peggy Walsh has swapped her 
photographer friend for a football 

Girls who wonder where the rest 
of the team are during social hour 
should consult the waitresses at 
Melody Lane. 

Did Monterey have any special 
reason for taking "Care-taker" Griz 
with him to Cullowhee? 

Does anybody know the score in 
this Rose-Messimer feud? 

And then there's Wythe Robin- 
son's harem. 

If Isabelle Matherly is respon- 
sible for the cut over Carl's eye 
she certainly has good aim. 

Petrey and Rose — Is their har- 
mony purely musical? 

Johnny Walker's goal is to date 
every girl on the campus by 

What is this secret organization 
in Hardin Hall with the exclusive 
membership of three? 

Nell Rose Perkins claims to be 
a charter member of the Penny- 
Pearce Club — what are the require- 
ments? • 

Ethelene Kunath regrets that she 
can't possibly squeeze in a date 
with Pardue before second semes- 

Myrtle, he talked you into stay- 
ing; it's your turn to talk now. 

Who's the non-Milligan beauty 
Spraker has been seen with lately? 

Judy Skeen is having trouble de- 
ciding between the magnetic per- 
sonalities of Mac Peace and Dean 

Campus steadies Starnes and 
Clemmens have to rush through 
.breakfast to meet some 7:30 class 
each morning. 

The stars in Lois Petit's eyes are 
no doubt a reflection of that ring. 

Prospective Milliganite Carl Rob- 
ert Merritt arrived October 24. . . . 

Former Milligan Gridiron Star Is 
Outstanding Player At Arizona 


Aft Pollard, who carried the ball 
for Milligan on the football field 
while he was here as a V-12 stu- 
dent, has been acclaimed the out- 
standing player for the University 
of Arizona Wildcats, and one of 
the best in the country. He is lead- 
ing the nation in punting yardage, 
is fourth in offense, and ranks high 
as a passer. 


Milligan 20 

Emory & Henry 

Milligan ........... 6 

High Point .._.; .- 19 

Milligan ..." , 

Middle Tenn State ■ 

Milligan 1 12 


Milligan 6 

Western N. C. State 

Milligan I 6 

Guilford 19 

Milligan ..:. 

Carson Newman _ ;.... 


Tenn Wesleyan 


Appalachian Teachers 


Four bus loads of hilarious stu- 
dents in holiday mood set out 
from Milligan College Saturday 
.morning, October 19, at 8:00 to 
see the Buffs trample WCTC at 
Cullohwee, North Carolina, 140 
miles across the Great Smokies. 

Four bus loads of animated 
corpses were observed in a zombie 
procession to Hardin Hall some 20 
hours, 275 miles, one touchdown 
and a million jolts later. 

As seemingly lifeless bodies 
were carried from the buses, such 
comments were overheard as "great 
little trip," "what a game," "tell 
mother I died happy." One ex- 
G. I. was overheard gasping to a 
companion that this was really it. 
John Walker on the other hand 
complained bitterly that he was 
completely unaware of the pas- 
sage of time and was not ready 
to get off the bus. 

Miss Judy Skeen asked your re- 
porter to please take her to the 
dormitory and exclaimed that she 
had been taken for a ride. 

Mrs. Conover furnished ample 
lunches from the school dining 
room to be taken along. Stops 
were made at Clingman's Dome, 
the Cherokee Village and Ashe- 
ville. Yes, it was a great little 
trip, I guess. 


The Milligan College Players 
have an adequate supply of Juliets, 
but there is a definite shortage of 
Romeos. The gentlemen should 
consider the fact that actors are 
the highest salaried people in the 
country and who knows, a part in 
a Milligan play might lead to a 
Hollywood contract, and besides, 
there are some very pretty lassies 
in the club who need leading men. 
After all, "The world — and we are 
merely actors, etc." 

The Milligan College Drill Team 
will earn its title tomorrow night 
at Kingsport, weather permitting. 
The team is composed of 28 beau- 
tiful Milligan co-eds and is under 
the direction of Miss Constance 
Mynatt of the Physical Education 
department. Kermit Hall, former 
staff sergeant in the U. S. infan- 
try, is drillmaster. 

Nov. 8, 1946 

The Stampede 

Milligan College 

Plans Roast 

Published in the Interest of Campus Life at Milligan College, Milligan College, Tennessee 

Best Athlete And Scholar To Be Honored Christian Service 

Virgil L. Elliott Trophy To Be Presented 

At End Of Year; Contributed By Ail-American 

Some student at Milligan College will be presented with 
the Virgil L. Elliott Trophy for the best scholar and athlete 
of the year at the end of the second semester. 

The trophy has been presented which was given for the best ath- 
to Milligan College by Fred Sing- lete and scholar of the graduating 
ton, a personal friend of President class. 
Elliott, an AU-American football Mr. Sington also says: 
player, who is an official of the "I hope this will have the added 
Atlanta Paper Company, Atlanta, zest of trying to get athletes to 
Ga. The award will be presented participate in their class work to 

annually by college officials. 

In a letter to President Elliott, 
Mr. Sington says: 

"Probably one of the proudest 

the "extent of making a good 
scholastic record as well as suc- 
ceed on the athletic field." 
The trophy is about two feet high 

moments I had while in college overall and has the figure of a foot- 
was in 1930 when I received a ball player on top. Unfortunately, 
trophy for being the best athlete the foot of the football figure was 
and scholar. You have had enough broken in transit, but it has been 
experience with athletes to know shipped to the manufacturer for 
that 90 percent of the men that repair, 
succeed in athletics have to have 
the moral stamina and intelligence 
to do a good job off the athletic 
field as well as on." 

President Elliott shared a sim- 
ilar experience with Mr. Sington 
when he received the Tri-State 
Award at Bethany College in 1928, 

The Milligan Christian Service 
Club has circled Nov. 11 as the 
day they will revert to the great 
out-of-doors and cook their own 
supper over a glowing fire as the 
sun nestles itself into the bosom 
of Buffalo Mountain. Following 
the feast, members will seat them- 
selves around a reinvigorated fire 
and sing the songs that have help- 
ed to make Milligan such a pleas- 
ant memory to so many in years 

The feature attraction on the 
evening's program will be the set- 
ting of a golden full harvest moon. 

Members will meet on the steps 

of the Administration Building at 

7:00 p. m. The program is under 

the direction of Ellen Austin, Dave 

(Continued on Page 4) 

Sponsor Movie 

Tonight, at 7:30, "Foreign Cor- 
respondent," starring Joel McCrea 
and Lorraine Day, will be shown 
in the auditorium. The movie 
will be sponsored by the Milligan 
College Pre-Med Club. 

The club has planned a varied 
program that includes: a gift of 
two boxes of soap chips as door 
prizes, some of the latest canned 
music, and other odd features for 
your evening's pleasure. 

Admission will be fifteen cents 
for stags, twenty-five cents for 

Buffs Champs In Smoky Mln, Conference 

Milligan Topples Carson-Newman In Thrilling 
Game; Buffs Assure Burley Bowl Bid 

In sixty minutes of thrilling football at Kingsport last Sat- 
urday, the Buffaloes assured Milligan of a bid to the Burley 
Bowl. The 20 to 7 victory over Carson-Newman means that 
Milligan will play in the Burley Bowl at Johnson City on 
Thanksgiving, probably against Catawba or Guilford, either 
one of whom will be hard to beat. It also means about nine 
more days of grueling practce for the team. 

Along with many others. Duard The drill team also turned in an 
Walker, junior fullback, was out- outstanding performance at the 
standing. Walker has warmed the game last Saturday between 
bench quite a bit this season and halves. They were handicapped by 
last Saturday was the first time the lack of a band and the canned 
he had an opportunity to prove music which some misguided soul 
himself. Another fullback, Bill played over the loud speaker sys- 
Showalter, played the brand of ball tern. Anyone who has ever march- 
ed can tell you that it is almost 
impossible to march by music 

Only thirty-nine shopping days 
before Christmas. Milligan girls 
have ten. 

Buffaloes Stampede Weslcyan! 

which made him Little All-Amer- 
ican before the war. 

Tomorrow the Buffaloes will be which was intended for listening 
in Athens to play Tennessee Wes- pleasure. The girls paraded 
leyan. This is the team who went through Kingsport earlier in the 
on strike because one of their day and dined at the Kingsport Inn 
games was cancelled. The game afterwards. Their reports indicate 
was in Georgia and the players that they did not appreciate the 
didn't want to miss the trip. The meal as much as they expected, 
strike has been settled, however, The girls, along with two more bus 
and Milligan will play them to- loads of students, stopped in John- 
morrow night instead of tonight, son City for sandwiches before re- 
as was originally scheduled. turning to the campus. 


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The Stampede 

Published weekly by the Students 
of Milligan College 


Editor-in-Chief John Hasty 

News Editor . . . James E. Powers 

Associate Ed Dave Rose 

Features Anne Adams 

News Don Pearce 

Society ". : Vesta Noblitt 

Reporters — Eve Allen and Janet 


Mid-semester examinations are 
passed. As we all pause to sigh, 
let us also stop to do a little in- 
trospection. This is the last real 
opportunity that we shall have to 
make an analysis of ourselves. We 
are moving into the last half, the 
half that will spell for us victory — 
or defeat. "HAVE I DONE MY 

Have you done all that you are 
capable of doing? Have you util- 
ized intelligently all of your time? 
You who are ex-G. I.'s ... do you 
still have all those dreams that 
you so carefully built when you 
were miles from home? What are 
you doing toward their realistic 
creation? Simply ask vourself . . . 

We are playing a game, a game 
against an opponent who never 
errs and never overlooks our er 
rors. The player on the other side 
is hidden from us. We know that 
his play is always fair, just, and pa- 
tient, yet he never makes the 
smallest allowance for our ignor- 
ance. Success lies toward perfec- 

Success is given to the man who 
plays the best! 


The target lies over the hill; and 
the longer the range, the higher 
the sights are raised. 


Our sick school spirit at last 
Saturday night's game showed def- 
inite improvement. However, like 
any other sickness, a remedy does 
not work over night. It must be 
doctored. Continual treatment 
must be administered to effect a 
complete cure. Let's keep improv- 
ing until we can take a good 
healthy school spirit to the Burley 



Fellers above all things, I don't 
claim to be a writer, nor do I think 
this is going to be a hit, yet I feel 
a definite need to say a few things 

Yes, we are back in school — 
something that many of us never 
thought could happen again. To 
me it's unbelievable — so wonderful 
to take up where I left off so many 
years ago. And I know all us 
boys, who chomped through that 
black mud to our waists in New 
Guinea, and hacked our way up 
those steaming gulches in Burma 
not two years ago, prayed to God 
to see them through, appreciate 
this too. 

Now you wonder just why all 
these personal memoirs (you say 
wasn't it enough to experience 
that; must we undergo that again!) 
Surely the man is mad — what's his 

Without trying to be melo- 
dramatic or heroic, the point is 

this: Whether it reads good or not, 
whether you scoff doesn't matter, 
but I for one left many a poor G. 
I. back there — the salt of the earth. 
1 was lucky — he wasn't. But, fel- 
lers, inwardly I know that G. I. 
expects me to carry on for him. 
He — if he were here, would want 
to know if I were giving my best 
to that for which he died. 

Now I'm here, beautiful campus, 
pretty girls, civies — everything. 
Am I going to soften up, dissipate 
my time, be content with the froils 
of life again. I say no — I owe 
something to those boys and now 
in my small way am trying to be 
worthy to carry on where they left 
off. May God help me! 


ULarveij 1 oweLL 

Harvey Garland Powell was born in Louisa, Virginia, on 
July 6, 1922. Six years later, he enrolled in the Louisa gram- 
mer school. After completing his elementary education, 
Harvey proceeded to high school at Louisa. He starred in 
two plays during his high school career, one of them being, 
"The Professor Proposes"; incidentally. Harvey was the pre- 
cautious, proposing professor. In 1940, he was graduated 
from Louisa High School. 

The following year, he took a post-graduate course at 
Louisa County Central High School. 

His next adventure was none other than a trip to Wash- 
ington, D. C, where he held positions with the Curtis Trans- 
fer Company, the Bell Telephone Co.. the Capital Transit 
Co., and the Glen Echo Park, Maryland. 

In ^ 942, Harvey entered Johnson Bible College, Kimberlin 
Heights, Tennessee. While there, he sang with the male 
quartet and was a member of the cchoir at the First Church 
in Knoxville. 

In 1944, he was ordained in the First Christian Church, 
Knoxville. In November of the same year he was offered 
the pastorate at Bethel Church near Jonesboro and ac- 
cented it. 

Since he came to Milligan in September. 1945. as a Junior, 
he has been a member of. the Milligan College Players, 
the Milligan College Mixed Chorus, and was chief executive 
of the Junior class. 

On July 18. 1946, he began radio Announcing for station 
WBEJ and still holds the position as pastor of the Bethel 
Church, Jonesboro. 

Doin's Around Town 

A complete schedule of what 
there is to do, and where it can 
be done. 

Friday (8th Of November) 
Campus: Movie in college audi- 
torium, "Foreign Correspondent," 
plus a super stage show) 
Johnson City: 

Sevier Theatre — (Friday and 
Saturday) — Edward Arnold in 
"Main Street After Dark." Also, 
"It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog." 
Majestic Theatre — (Friday and 
Saturday) — "Home Sweet Homi- 

Liberty Theatre(Friday and Sat- 
urday) Charles Starrett in "Fron- 
tier Gun Law." 

Tennessee Theatre — (Friday and 
Saturday) — "Land of Hunted Men" 
with the Range Busters. 

Bonny Kate Theatre — (Friday 
and Saturday) — "Abilene Town." 

Ritz Theatre — (Friday and Sat- 
urday) — Roy Rogers in "My Pal 

Sunday (10th Of November) 
Campus: Hopwood Memorial 
Church — Sunday school starts 10 a. 
m. All church services at 10:45. 
Christian Endeavor at 6 p. m. 
Johnson City: 

First Christian Church — Bus 
leaves Student Union at 7 p. m. 

First Christian Church — Services 
start 7:30. "Preacher" Smith is the 

Monday (11th Of November) 
Johnson City: 

Sevier Theatre — "The Dark 
Corner" (Monday, Tuesday, Wed- 
nesday and Thursday). 

Majestic Theatre — Cole Porter's 
"Night and Day." (Monday, Tues- 
day and Wednesday). 

Liberty Theatre — Monday, Tues- 
day and Wednesday) — Dorothy La- 
mour in "Jungle Princess." 

Tennessee Theatre — ( Monday 
and Tuesday) — Dragonwyck." 

Bonny Kate Theatre — (Monday 

and Tuesday)— "The Big Sleep." " 

Ritz Theatre — ( Monday and 

Tuesday) — Roy Acuff in "Night 

Train to Memphis." 

Wednesday (13th Of November) 

Campus: Prayer meeting, (Har- 
din Hall for the girls; Partee Hall 
for boys). Meeting starts at 7:30. 
Johnson City: 

Tennessee Theatre — Stage show 
— Warren Irvin's "Brown Skin 

Models," on the screen "Mama 
Loves Papa." 


Bonny Kate Theatre — (Wednes- 
day and Thursday) — "Claudia and 

Ritz Theatre — "Bahama Pas- 

(Thursday (14th Of November) 

Johnson City: 

Majestic Theatre — Stage show- — 
"Show Time," on the screen "Dark 

Tennessee Theatre — (Thursday, 
Friday and Saturday) — John 
Wayne in "Dakota." 

Liberty Theatre — ( Thursday, 
Friday and Saturday) — Roy Rog- 
ers in "My Pal Trigger." 


Ritz Theatre — (Thursday, Friday 
and Saturday) — Roy Acuff In 
Night Train to Memphis." 


Milligan's first wrestling team 
since the college returned to civ- 
ilian life will begin training next 
week. The team wll be under the 
direction of Professor Boyadjis. 

The wrestling instructor has had 
a great deal of experience in this 
field of activity. He was on the 
teams of Bethany and Wesleyan 
Colleges. At the University of 
Wisconsin he was runner up for 
the school championship. Profes- 
sor Boyadjis was also freshman 
coach at the University of Penn- 

Basketball Training 
In Full Swing 

It was a "happy" Coach Brown 
that inaugurated the opening of the 
basketball training for the coming 
year. It might be added that he 
has a right to be joyous, for back 
this year are seven of last season's 
lettermen, plus four of the men 
who played the '42 schedule. 

Last year's lettermen who are 
back for duty this winter are Clif- 
ton Stevens, Sherman Warren. Paul 
Griz, Bill Humphries, Bob Elliot, 
Bill Allen, Claude Holsclaw and 
Carl Matherly. Dude Williams, Carl 
Sheppard and Harry Fine, from the 
season of '42. 

There was a total of twenty-five 
men who reported for the initial 
workouts, which consisted of ele- 
mentary drills, limbering up exer- 
cises and a short bull session by 
Coach Brown. 

A Buffalo Heard . . . 

Funny to me that Walker and 
Blondie can't get together. There 
seems to be a CROSS between 

Brother Johnny Walker, who is 
doing better, is steadily progress- 
ing toward the goal. Who will be 
after Martha? (P. S. If anybody 
wants to know about Johnny, just 
ask Pauline.) 

We hear Betty and Strick argue 
just to break the monotony — how 
about it? 

Has Vivian Noblin found her 
ideal — huh? 

Terry, who is it, Spraker or 

Registrar's assistants, Bunton and 
Hagan, also have mutual interests 
Lfter office hours. 

Why did Billy Stevens have such 
a long doleful look Sunday? 

Has Joe Trent dropped out of 
the Bachelor's Club yet? 

Did Bill McConnell ever get that 
screen back in Hardin Hall? 

Were they giving the locomotive 
when "Choo-choo" Rose made that 
drive down the field? 

Attention, Miss Jones! Fats 
Bundy and Dude Williams; Kay 
Bennett and Spooney; Gwen Green 
and Eldon King. 

Garvey, who is the young den- 

Marcia, watch out! Moose is a 
heartbreaker — that is.- 

Just like two peas in a pod. .Grif- 
fith and Edwards — cute couple, no? 
Flossie, oh, Flossie, where is 
your heart in Health Class? 

Now causing trouble is not the 
objective of this column, but we 
have it from a very authoritative 
source that it was not Kenneth 
Fraley's mother he took to the 
show. Kenneth is a member of one 
of the newest clubs here on the 


(Continued from Page 11 

Rose and Leroy Wright. 

Should the moon be unable to 
attend because of rain, an alternate 
program has been planned. Mem- 
bers will go to the club room, there 
to be entertained. 

Earlier in the evening a delega- 
tion from the club will journey to 
the Soldier's Hospital to conduct 
an hour's program for the patients. 

Buffaloes Stampede Wesleyan! 

Nov. 15, 1946 

The Stampede 

Milligan College 

Published in the Interest of Campus Life at Milligan College, Milligan College, Tennessee 

Steve I acey, Vice-president of 
Milligan College, has returned 
from a visit to Miami, Fla. 

Nation Celebraies 
Education Week 

Comprehensive Program 
Presented Locally 

In case you didn't know it, this 
is American Education Week. 
Throughout the nation this week 
is being observed as a time to fa- 
miliarize ourselves with the edu- 
cational program in the United 
States. In this stage of our his- 
tory it is very important that our 
educational system be extended 
and improved wherever possible. 
Our people must be educated for 
the preservation of peace or they 
will have to be educated for war. 
We have found an instrument to 
destroy the world; now we must 
find one to prevent the world's 

The theme for education week 
is "Education For the Atomic 

In connection with American 
Education Week three students 
from Milligan presented a four and 
one-half minute skit this week 
over station WJHL, Johnson City. 
The theme of the broadcast was 
"Building Sound Health." The 
three who participated were Luth- 
( Continued on Page 4) 

Keeping Up With 

Our President 

To have been able to keep 
apace with President Elliott this 
past week would have been a dif- 
ficult task for anyone. Since he 
left Milligan, he has been to Co- 
lumbus, Indiana, Cincinnati, Akron, 
and Canton, Ohio. 

In spite of his extensive travels, 
he somehow managed to get back 
to Athens by Saturday night to see 
the Buffs trample Tennessee Wes- 
leyan. To him is due the credit 
of informing the Milliganites, who 
remained on the campus last Sat- 
urday night, of our victory of 
which we were well aware when 
the old bell rang out about twelve 
o'clock midnight. 

President Elliott journeyed to 
Chattanooga Sunday where he 
preached and returned home the 
first of the week. 

Freshmen Have Them 
From 76 To 40 

This year the Freshman class 
has the honor of claiming not only 
the youngest student at Milligan, 
but also the oldest. 

Dorla Dean Livingston from 
Norton, Virgir.ia, wears the title 
of being the youngest student en- 
rolled at Milligan College. Dorla 
was born in Jenkins, Kentucky, on 
August 20, 1930. She was grad- 
uated from Norton High School 
last spring and enrolled at Mil- 
ligan in September. Soon after 
her arrival here, she was selected 
as one of our cheerleaders. 

Since Jean Etta Barnes escaped 
this honor by just one day, having 
been born on August 19, 1930, it 
seems that she, also, deserves spe- 
cial mer.tion. Jean was born in 
Detroit, Michigan, and was grad- 
uated from Happy Valley High 
School. She is a member of the 
Christian Church. 

Milligan's oldest student is Stuart 
Kesner Widner of 1611 West Sul- 
livan street, Kingsport, Tennessee. 
He was born on November 18, 1906, 
in Chilhowie, Virginia, and attend- 
ed high school there. He is also 
a member of the Christian Church. 

Milligan Tackles 
Appalachian Sat. 

Buffs Wind Up 
Season Tomorrow 

Last Saturday night the Milligan 
Buffaloes won an exciting ball 
game from Tennessee Wesleyan at 
Athens, Tenn., by a score of 12 to 7. 
The winning score came in the last 
45 seconds of play on two consecu- 
tive passes from Holsclaw to God- 
dard. Coach Brown sent Goddard 
in at end to replace Bill Allen.. 
On the touchdown play Holsclaw 
received the ball from center and 
faded back to pass. At first he 
couldn't find a receiver and was 
retreating rapidly to avoid would- 
be tacklers when he saw his 
chance, leaped in the air and drop- 
ped the ball into Goddard's arms 
in the end zone. 

Tomorrow Milligan will play 
Appalachian Teachers of North 
Carolina in the toughest game of 
the season so far, with the pos- 
sible exception of Guilford. Ap- 
palachian won a game from High 
Point by one touchdown. We un- 
derstand the game has been moved 
ahead to 8:00 o'clock instead of the 
afternoon as originally scheduled. 
The Buffaloes will need all the 
support they can get tomorrow 
night. The game is to be played 
at Elizabethton. 

This is the last regularly sched- 
uled game of the season. So far 
Milligan has won five, lost two 
and tied one. 

The Maryville team let it leak 
out thai they should be the ones 
to play in the Burley Bowl, as they 
were the best team. Coach Brown 
invited them to play for the Bur- 
ley bid on Nov. 23 or 24, but they 
replied that they could not play 
then as they had another game 
scheduled. Consequently, Milligan 
will play in the Burley Bowl, as 
previously announced. 

Amy Chapman's brother, Ralph 
Chapman, who is stationed at Fort 
Jackson, S. C, visited Amy over 
the week-end. 

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The Stampede 

Published weekly by the Students 
of Milligan College 


Editor-in-Chief John Hasty 

News Editor ... James E. Powers 

Associate Ed Dave Rose 

Features Anne Adams 

News Don Pearce 

Society Vesta Noblitt 

Reporters — Eve Allen and Janet 

What Will It Be? 

The time is not so far distant 
when all Americans are going to 
be forced to state their beliefs, 
either pro or con, for the Ameri- 
can Democratic form of govern- 
ment. There can be no bipartisan, 
no undecided; only those with an 
intelligent, honest belief. We shall 
be forced to discover our belief, 
state our belief, and back them up 
with, force if necessary. It is time 
that we took our head out of the 
sand, and looked around to see 
what a vulnerable target we have 
become for those who seek to de- 
stroy our mode of living. 

Another war is imminent if we 
refuse to take off our complacency, 
our self-security, and our rose-col- 
ored glasses through which we see 
only a Utopia for tomorrow. There 
are no Utopias: people only en- 
vision them when their minds be- 
come stagnant. 

We must come to realize that 
there are subversive factions (pos- 
sibly over magnified sometimes) 
attempting to destroy our govern- 
mental system. Principally among 
these are the Communists. Label 
them anything you want, radicals, 
proletariats, but recognize them! 
They are organized and deter- 
mined. Karl Marx, in the Com- 
munist Manifesto, has this to say: 

"In one word, you reproach us 
with intending to do away with 
your property. Precisely so; that 
is just what we intend. 

"The Communists disdain to con- 
ceal their views and aims. They 
openly declare that their ends can 
be attained only by the forcible 
overthrow of all existing social con- 
ditions. Let the ruling classes 
tremble at a Communistic revolu- 
tion. The proletarians have noth- 
ing to lose but their chains. They 
have a world to win." 

Let us wake up our minds, and 
make up our minds. 

Professor Lowry 

Denies Rumors 

Rumors of a double grading sys- 
tem in primary accounting were 
emphatically denied today by Prof. 
Roy J. "Zeke" Lowry, when ques- 
tioned by Stampede reporters. 

"I use one and only one system 
of grading, regardless of age, na- 
tionality or sex. I am absolutely 
impartial," stated the irate pro- 
fessor as he leaned from his of- 
fice at Pardee Hall to whistle ap- 
preciatively at a passing co-ed. 

"This insidious propaganda is 
started by my enemies to discredit 
my teaching." 

To our queries concerning his 
past, Prof. Lowry said: "I should 
be pleased to give you the story of 
my life were it not that in a few 
moments I have a class and must 

make out my seating arrangement. 
Here he launched into a rather 
complicated discourse on the non- 
receptivity of the feminine mind 
and the necessity of putting the 
"feminine mind" closer to the head 
of the class. 

We, meanwhile, jolted down 
such facts as the professor's birth- 
day, June 30, 1923, in Memphis, 
Tennessee; his graduation from 
CBC High School; his year at U-T 
in preparation for entering Milli- 
gan College in the fall of '45. 

We added as an after thought 
that ''Zeke's" classes are very pop- 
ular, so is "Zeke," and so is his 
best girl, "Mabel." 

Mr. and Mrs. Sid Rice have as 
their guest Mrs. Rice's brother, Al- 
bert Sissom, who has just returned 
from the Pacific. 

Buffalo Captain Is Tough But Gentle 

He's the pep. He's the steam. Yes, it's James Nathan 
Harmon, captain of the big Milligan Buffalo football team. 
Tipping the scales at just under 205 pounds, big Jim is a very, 
very ominous customer in a ball game, as is attested by the 
casualty rate among opposing players. 

"I'm rough," says Jim, "but, oh, so gentle." 

True it is that despite his horsepower, Jim is one of the 
most retiring men on the campus. In the company of his 
henchmen, Spraker and Pardue, he ib usually observed just 
at sundown heading toward Forbes' and a quart or so of 
sweet milk. 

When questioned on personal preferences, Harmon ex- 
pressed a love for sack time, football, and Saturday night. 
"Women? Uh uh!" he exclaimed. "They don't understand 

Jim. another notable from "the county," was born at Nor- 
ton, Va., "several years ago." He moved to Blackwood, Va., 
and attended High School in Appalachia, much to the sorrow 
of subsequent Norton football teams. In 1940, after four 
years of Varsity ball and with a sheep skin tucked under 
his arm, Jim forsook the coal fields for higher education, 
via the Milligan College route. Here, save for three years 
in the Air Corps, he has been ever since. 

When questioned on his war record. Jim said simply, "I 
was the man behind the man behind the man." but further 
furtive snoopng reveals that he was a crew chief in a B-29 
sauadron and probably a kev man in the Japanese collapse. 

Despite his "no comment" when ouestioned on future nlans, 
Jim is working hard on his Phvsical Education in preparation 
for winning football teams in the future. 


Page 3.., 

Music of The Stream 


(There will be some who will 
argue the poetical merit of this 
poem, but if you know "Bama" 
you should enjoy it.) 

Music in a stream is so sweet 

Because the ripple has a nice little 

The flow of the stream has a rill 

To give the onlookers their ever- 
loving thrill. 

To make a study of nature by a 

Makes a person believe he is in 
paradise or a lovely dream. 

If love was as great as the flow 
of a stream 

Then sweethearts love would for- 
ever beam. 

Streams can become rivers 

If only people could become such 

We have to give as well as take 

To accomplish something that we 
wish to make. 

See the rocks and sand 

As the stream .gives out for the 
people's demand, 

Little stream, your music is so 

It is something that bears to re- 

With your ripples and waves play- 
ing so great a game, 

My dear little friend you have 
made fame. 

Some people like symphony, swing, 
boogie, jazz, and music that 
is sweet, 

But you, my dear friend, have the 
music that can't be beat. 

Human music lives and dies, 

But your's will remain as the years 
have sung their sweet good- 



The Milligan College Confirmed 
Bachelors Club is placing a ban- 
quet for this coming Monday eve- 
ning. The definite location for the 
banquet has not been selected. An 
interesting program is being plan- 
ned by the recreation committee. 

The club lost several of its char- 
ter members at the last meeting. 
They have advertised their avail- 
ability among Milligan co-eds, but 
as everyone knows they have never 
been unavailable. 


Music Director Believes 
In Practice 

To the uninitiated the concerted 
series of long, mournful notes is- 
suing from the auditorium almost 
any day of the week might be 
slightly bewildering, but not to 
Professor E. Gordon Warner, mu- 
sical director, to whom such sounds 
are but the prelude to beautiful 

"It takes that and lots of it," 
he said, "to be able to sing even 
the simplest number." He should 

Professor Warner, before ac- 
cepting his present position at 
Milligan College, directed the Mad- 
ison High School choir, which 
placed in the Northeastern District 
of Ohio Contest five consecutive 
times and took first place once. 
This choir sang on a nation-wide 
radio hook-up and attended the 
National Music Week program at 
Kent State University. 

The professor was affiliated with 
the Congregational Church Choir, 
Geneva, Ohio, and was assistant 
conductor of the Lake County Civic 

As his most unusual position 
Professor Warner related some of 
his experiences while playing with 
the Ringling Brothers Circus Band. 

"We were the last to leave the 
burning big top during the great 
Hartford circus fire," said the pro- 
fessor. "My love of adventure was 
completely satisfied right there." 

Mrs. Warner, accompanist for 
the choir, is a pianist of no small 
note in her own right. She grad- 
uated from Dana's Musical Insti- 
tute, did graduate work under Sid- 
ney Silber in Chicago, and studied 
organ in Akron, Ohio. She is 
teaching Harmony, Voice, Public 
School Music, and piano here at 

Professor Warner brings enthu- 
siasm and optimism to the job. He 
is an exacting task master. "I 
would rather have two interested 
applicants than a dozen excuse 
makers," said the professor; and 
he meant it. Under his direction 
the 31 members; 13 men, 18 wom- 
en; practice five times weekly, 
more if necessary — and no foolish- 

Their first performance was the 
musical program arranged for the 

The Voice Of Milligan 

This week we give the girls a 
chance to say what they think 
about the young men of this 

Pauline Mullins thinks the boys 
around here are pretty . . . fresh! 
Then true to life, for Pauline, that 
is, she said. 

"I think the boys are very nice 
but they are no comparison to a 
certain Johnny in Pennsylvania." 

Dottie Gurley let her opinion out 
before she was even asked. She 

"I don't mind them so much 
sin«e I found out in Biology class 
that they are considered as hu- 
man beings . . . just in a scientific 
sense, of course." 

Eddie Barnes overheard that 
statement and came back at her 
with this: 

"Dot's just mad 'cause the 
boys don't have Miss Jones as a 
guardian angel as she does." 

Miss Cross was stopped in the 
chow line and answered the ques- 
tion by saying: 

"There is a fine bunch of boys 
here. I think they are all just 
swell." At that time a guy whose 
last handle is Walker, went stroll- 
ing by. The rest of her interview 
was nothing but a long deep sigh. t 

Flossie thinks the boys are kind'a 
cute, but then her heart is some- 
where else. 


Dr. Brading, diagnostician, was 
the guest speaker at last night's 
regular meeting of the Milligan 
Pre-Med Club. Dr. Brading spoke 
on methods and problems that con- 
front the diagnostician today. 

Refreshments were served to con- 
clude the evening's program. Eloise 
Griffith is "in charge of club pro- 

home-coming. This week (Novem- 
ber 12) they sang for the Johnson 
City Rotary Club, and just before 
the Christmas holidays, a full pro- 
gram of Christmas music is plan- 

In connection with the choir a 
brass quartet is being organized, 
consisting of a trombone, tuba, 
French horn, and trumpet. The 
four instruments will perform with 
the band as well as independently. 

Pago 4. 


Doin's Around Town 



Friday — Movie at the Adminis- 
tration Building; starts at 7 p. m. 

Sunday — Church services at Hop- 
wood Memorial Church; starts at 
10:00 a. m. Christian Endeavor at 
6 p. m. 

Monday— Christian Service Club 
meeting, starts at^-7 p. m. All wel- 

Wednesday— ^Prayer meeting 
(Hardin Hall for girls; Pardee Hall 
for boys). 


Sevier Theatre — Friday and Sat- 
urday, "Powers Girl" and "Traffic 
In Crime." Monday through Thurs- 
day, "If I'm Lucky." 

Majestic Theatre — Friday and 
Saturday, "Northwest Trail." Mon- 
day through Thursday. 

Liberty Theatre — Friday and 
Saturday, "My Pal Trigger." Mon- 
day, Tuesday, Wednesday, Allen 
Ladd, in "This Gun For Hire." 
Thursday, "Lawless Breed." 

Tennessee Theatre — Friday and 
Saturday, John Wayne, in "Da- 
kota." Monday and Tuesday, Harry 
James in "Do You Love Me?" 
Wednesday and Thursday, Fred 
MacMurray in "Pardon My Past" 
and "Return of Rusty." 


Bonnie Kate — Friday and Satur- 
day, "Breakfast In Hollywood." 
Monday and Tuesday, Bette Davis 
in "Stolen Life." Wednesday 
through Saturday, "Diary of a 

Ritz— F r i d a y and Saturday, 
"Night Train to Memphis." Mon- 
day and Tuesday, "Dr. Wassel." 
Wednesday, "National Barn 
Dance." Thursday through Satur- 
day. "Tarzan Desert Mystery." 

(Continued from Page 1) 

er Stulee, Paul Griz, and Bob Jor- 

Also in connection with Educa- 
tion Week, Chaplain Lewis ad- 
dressed the students of Unicoi 
High School, Erwin, Tenn., yes- 
terday morning at the regular as- 

American Education Week is 
jointly sponsored by the United 
States Office of Education, the 
National Education Association, 
the American Legion, and the Na- 
tional Congress of Parents and 
Teachers. . 

Basket Ball Season 

Starts This Month! 

, On Saturday, November 30th, 
Coach Ray Brown will send his 
"cagers" against the Elizabethton 
School of Business in the opening 
game of the season. The students 
of Milligan are due for a break, 
as the game is going to be played 
on the home floor. 

Coach Brown is very well 
pleased with the team's prospects 
this year, and said: 

"The toughest job I have is to 
pick the best fifteen men. There 
are twenty-five players out now, 
with several good prospects from 
the football team due to be out at 
the close of the gridiron season. 
These include such notables as Bob 
Elliot and Harry Fine. Due to 
the fact that football boys won't 
be able to attend practice for a 
couple weeks yet. In all fairness 
to them, I don't intend to cut the 
squad until I have seen what they 
can do." 

On a radio show last Sunday a 
man was asked, "Who reached the 
North Pole before Admiral Byrd?" 
He answered, "Kilroy," and collect- 
ed his fifty bucks. 




The first intramural activity for 
girls this year is the tennis tour- 
nament which is still in progress. 
It is too early to determine the 
winner of the loser's bracket, 
however Carolyn Foberts and 
Anne Adams will play in the final 
game of the winner's bracket. 

The girls will not have a varsity 
tennis team but each participant 
in the tournament will receive 
points toward an intramural award. 

Under the guidance of Dr. 
Thompson, we have seven men 
who are now practicing for the 
spring tennis matches, which will 
begin the last of March. 

Johnny Walker and Warren 
Vest have joined the veterans of 
last year's team, who are Francis 
Brummit, Bob Showalter, Stokes 
Caldwell, Bob Rice, and Sherman 

Last year Milligan won five 
games and lost four. 

Lois Neely went home with 
Gwen Green for Halloween dinner. 

A Buffalo Heard 


For proof that thre is poison- 
ivy on the football field just ask 
Alice Waters! 

Is Joyce Gardner's Keyhole In- 
formation available for publica- 

Mattie Kincheloe and Frances 
Umberger, who have set up goals 
similar to that of Johnny Walker, 
are well on their way to success. 

Incidentally, is there anything 
the girls can do to make Johnny 
regret his statement, "You'll never 
catch me dating any girl steady!" 

And are the excluded members 
of the Confirmed Bachelor's Club 
going to permit a certain group of 
ultra-studious Cheek girls to waste 
all their time on books? . . . For 
the complete list, see Mrs. Francis 

Lost: Six jars of pickles from 
Anne Adams room. . . . Probably 
found at said weiner roast. 

Strayed or stolen: One pie, which 
had nothing to do with the weiner 
roast. . . . Last seen when it left 
Hardin Hall in company of Paul 
Griz and Fred Key. 

"Dirty" McLaughlin has never 
quite outgrown the childhood joy 
derived from playing cowboy . . . 
or was the joy derived from some- 
thing else??? 

Notice how Jean Harris PERKS 
up when Bill is away. 

This is the second week — will 
you have him back by the third 
one, Blondie? 

It is rumored that Joe Fair has 
decided to reorganize the "Con- 
firmed Bachelor's Club into a 
"Refuge For the Lonely Hearts 

Majorie, does a full moon real- 
ly affect Jim Packett like it does 
L'il Abner? 

Most cherished item among Lee 
Albert's souvenirs is a fish eye. 

Martha, have- you explained to 
Kenneth the difference in the per- 
sonalitis of Betsy Ross and Sally 

After the game in Athens, it has 
been suggested that Howard Wil- 
liams and Ed Laws be added to our 
cheer leading squad. 

Joyce Brown is having trouble 
deciding between the men in her 

Just received some hot tops that: 
there'll soon be wedding bells for 
Jean Cole; Jean Nave left her 
engagement ring at home; the 
fleet's in for Helen Freeman. 

Nov. 22, 1946 

The Stampede 

Milligan College 

Published in the Interest of Campus Life at Milligan College, Milligan College, Tennessee 

Appy Axed Burley Bowl Is Next 

Highly Tooted Appalachian Scuttled; 
Big Things Planned for Burley Classic 

Before 2,000 excited football 
fans, the Milligan Buffaloes cinched 
definitely and finally the Burley 
Bowl bid for this section. At a 
meeting of the football team it 
was decided to relinquish the Bowl 
bid if Milligan lost the Appalach- 
ian game, but as Appalachian was 
defeated the Buffs go on to the 
Thanksgiving clash against South- 
eastern Louisiana Teachers of 
Hammon, La. 

The "Raiders" from Louisiana 
are one of the very few undefeat- 
ed, untied teams in the nation. 
"Litkenhouse" has given the bayou 
boys a 25-point advantage in his 
nation-wide survey of college 
teams, but the Milligan football 
team won't give them any advan- 

The president of the Chamber of 
Commerce in Johnson City has es- 
timated that 10,000 fans will be 
on hand Thanksgiving afternoon 
for the big game. Prices of seats 
range from $3 for reserved seats 
to $1.10 for bleachers. There is 
no reduction of prices for students, 
but Milligan will have 500 seats set 
aside for its use. 

Many added attractions have 
been planned for the occasion, in- 
cluding a parade of floats, a heli- 
copter show titled the "Landing of 
Old Saint Nick," and a perform- 
a: ce by a group of Cherokee In- 
dians. The Chamber of Commerce 
is trying to obtain Ted Malone for 
the broadcast of the event. 

Plans are being made to enter a 
float from Milligan in the parade. 
The float will be a big buffalo 
with a Milligan queen to brighten 
it up. 


Fred I. Gardner, minister of the 
North Middletown Christian 
Church, Ky., was speaker for 
chapel service Tuesday morning. 

Only Two "A" Students 

The registrar's office reports 
that Claude Calloway and Leon 
Carpenter have an "A" average for 
the first half semester. Both are 
carrying fifteen and a half hours. 
Claude is a Bible major and a "Tar 
Heel." Leon is a pre-med student 
and a married man. 

Congratulations to both of you. 

So Sorry, No 
Thanksgiving Vocation 

There is to be no Thanksgiving 
vacation. Dean Wood explains the 
matter by stating that many of -the 
students would not have time to 
go home because of the distance. 
He also explains that since the 
Christmas vacation is only a month 
away, a Thanksgiving vacation is 
really impractical. 


Students! Please take advantage 
of the special bus to the First 
Christian Church in Johnson City 
on Sunday night. This bus leaves 
the campus promptly at seven 
o'clock and returns immediately 
after the evening services. There 
are no charges. 


Thursday morning chapel was 
given over to the showing of the 
technicolor picture, "A Gift of Sci- 
ence," sponsored by the Moody 
Bible Institute. Mr. Presley Gal- 
loway of Moody Extension Depart- 
ment, supervised the showing of 
the film. The picture was enthu- 
siastically received. 

Keep that School Spirit Going 

Miss Betty Ruth Williams was 
hostess at a birthday dinner in 
her home evening. Guests 
were: John Hasty, Judy S k e e n, 
Don Pearce, Martha Noblitt, and" 
Kenneth Roark. 

Exclusive Pajama 

Party Crashed 

Under the able direction of Mrs. 
Grace Stollar, a very enjoyable pa- 
jama party was held in the main 
parlor of Hardin Hall, from 10:00 
until 11:30, Thursday night, Nov. 
14. About sixty girls were pres- 
ent in a gay variety of sleeping 
garments, ranging from the de- 
cidedly masculine to the decidedly 

The decoration committee, head- 
ed by Betty Ruth Williams, was 
responsible for such atrocities as 
the sign over the refreshment 
table: "Due to current shortages 
this party is necessary," or the 
none too subtle, "Hopson get the 
Broome," "No men allowed" (un- 
necessary admonition), and "Eat, 
drink, and be merry, for tomorrow 
we may diet." 

Lights were "turned low, a fire 
blazed dreamily on the hearth. 
Songs ranging in sentiment from 
"Them Bones Shall Rise Again," to 
"White Christmas," were sung, in- 
terspersed with readings and hu- 
morous sketches. 

At 10 o'clock a dazed Stampede 
photographer and a snooping re- 
porter arrived, and in spite of their 
sex (male) they were royally dined 
and sent on their way with a head 
full of superlative headlines and a 
camera full of double exposures. 

Refreshments, arranged by Miss 
Rosemary Ross and Miss Gwen 
Green, consisted of stacks of sand- 
wiches, cookies, piles of nuts, and 
plenty of cokes. 


The Optimist Club of Johnson 
City will present' a trophy to the 
student that most distinguishes 
himself or herself in the Milligan 
College Choir. The award, symbol- 
izing the accomplishment and dis- 
tinction of the chosen student, will 
be presented near the close of the 
school year. Prof. Warner, direc- 
tor of music at Milligan, will make 
the choice of the student selected 
for the honor. 

On to Victory — Burley Bowl 

Page 2. 


Milligan College 

The Stauipede 

Published weekly by the Students 
of Milligan College 


Editor Jim Powers 

Associate Ed Dave Rose 

News John Hasty 

News Don Pearce 

Features Anne Adams 

Society Vesta Noblitt 

Reporters — 

Eva Allen, Henry Evans, Dot- 
tie Gurley, Billie Pruitt 
Photographer Jack Fortune 

A majority of us are willing 
to criticize anything or any- 
body with or without a re- 
quest, but so few of us are 
willing to do anything con- 
structive to improve the 
things we so willingly crit- 
icize. Those of us who were 
in the armed forces developed 
a healthy habit for criticism. 
We saw many things we 
thought was wrong, and the 
only thing we could do was 
gripe, and, brother, we did 
gripe. But things are differ- 
ent now; we can do some- 
thing about the things we 
think are wrong. 

The extra-curricular activi- 
ties, which are a part of col- 
lege life at Milligan, are by 
and for the students of Mil- 
ligan College. There are 
many who criticize every 
phase of these activities, but 
do not seem willing to help 
improve them.- A very small 
percentage of the students 
take part in all activities; 
they do their best, and re- 
ceive a lot of advice, but not 
much help from the rest. 
Anyone who thinks he knows 
what should be done should 
be willing to help do it. 

In the case of this little 
newspaper, any student who 
believes he can help improve 
our rjaner is invited — no, not 
invited, but begged — to get 
in contact with the editor or 
any of the staff immediately. 

Much credit is due Ernest 
Godsey for his efforts in ar- 
ranging the broadcasts in 
Elizabethton and Johnson 
City in connection with the 
Appalachian game last week. 
Thanks are due also for his 
untiring efforts in soliciting 
money and materials for the 
pep rallies and decorations. 



The students of Milligan enjoyed 
the visits of several parents and 
friends during the past week. 
Among the visitors were Mr. and 
Mrs. Cross of Fordtown, Tennes- 
see; Mrs. Grubbs, Mr. and Mrs. 
Gardner from Middletown, Ken- 
tucky; Mr. and Mrs. Medsker, Hills- 
boro, Ohio; Mr. Johnson, Mr. Rob- 
inson, Mr. Fredina and Qhester 
Fleming from Pennsylvania. 

Mr. Gardner is pastor of the 
North Middletown Christian 
Church, Kentucky; Mr. Robinson is 
pastor at Tarentum, Pa., and Mr. 
Fredina, minister to the River 
Hill Christian Church near Monon- 
gahela, Pa. 


Frank Spraker: "She looked as 
though she had been asked to go 
some place, and couldn't go." 

Joe Crain: "What's this, what's 

Julia Lynch: "Aw, shut up." 

Zeke Lowry: "How're you all?" 

Worse yet — 

Ralph McClurd: "How are 

Virginia Owens, verifying a 
statement: "If I had to die." 

Prof. Boyadjis: "I give you what? 
F." And later, "I have good news 
for you; everyone passed. . . ." 

Prof. Ford: "Hell-o, Mr. Mont- 
gomery, is that right?" 

Bob Showalter's reply to an un- 
reasonable demand, "Jumping Je- 
hesaphat's grandmother; I won't 
do it!" 

Dean Jones: "Enough of any- 
thing is too much." 

Mattie Kimehelse has her daily, 
"Goodnite, kids, he's cute!" 


"What's the big idea wearing my 

"It's raining. You wouldn't want 
your suit to' get all wet, would you?" 




"Go out, you cub," our ever irate 
editor said, "and get the scoop on 
this hot tip. Forget about upper 
class stuff. This is news which, 
if true, will bring great sadness 
to many and blight a multitude 
of budding romances. I speak 

naturally of ," but I needed no 

further prodding. Leaving his 
voice droning, I dashed for Cheek 

"Tell me, Miss W ," I began, 

but I got no further. "Yes, it is 
true," she interrupted sadly. "The 
stuff is all over the place and I 
am absolutely crushed. All my 
plans for a beautiful college ca- 
reer have vanished. Why, I'm 
even afraid to get off the path be- 
tween here and Hardin. It's dread- 
ful," she continued, without prod- 

ding, "and these rules! I seem to 
always be doing something wrong." 

Here we interrupted to ask if she 
were not from Bluefield, W. Va., 
born in '26, graduate of Bluefield 
High in '46, and following her sis- 
ter's footsteps at Milligan. 

"Very true," she said disinter- 
estedly, as she glanced at her 
watch. "And now if you'll please 
leave, I have one of those campus 
classes coming up." Nameless pro- 

We shook our graying Jocks wise- 
ly and plodded off through the 
poison vines. 

(Editor's note: Girls, keep off 
the football field, or you, too, may 
find yourself confined with poison 
ivy rash.) 

Milligan College 


Page 3. 


em a 


Members of the triumphant Mil- 
ligan football squad rolled back 
from the 6-0 Appalachian victory 
at Betsy last Saturday and patted 
several hard-working fellows on 
the back. 

Said Jack Caldwell, center, from 
Pulaski, Virginia, "George Creasy, 
"Lefty" Fraley and old man God- 
sey deserve some credit and I'd 
like to see them get it." 

We think so, too, and here's why. 
The tremendously successful rally 
in front of Pardee Hall was engi- 
neered by them. The Big Parade 
was their idea. Radio time on two 
successive days and on three dif- 
ferent programs was due to their 
efforts. They raised enough money 
from the boys for decorations and 
the girls cooperated splendidly; 
just sitting up until the wee hours 
making "whooses" of orange and 
black streamers and then readying 
the 17 autos for the parade. 

Bill Carico, the smooth voiced 
sports announcer and front man 
for the Milligan Buffs was M. C. 
at the Pardee rally. Girls from 
Cheek and Hardin were busily 
about marking "Beat Appalachian" 
on conspicuous corners. In short, 
Milligan had the spirit, the coopera- 
tion and the team that wins ball 

The same thing is being planned 
for next week, only more of it. 
Everyone is urged to give his com- 
plete cooperation. 


Winners of the big 1947 Buffalo 
Snapshot Contest will be an- 
nounced at an early date, accord- 
ing to sources close to Buffalo 
Headquarters. The contest office, 
despite early lamentations, has ad- 
mitted that never in Buffalo his- 
tory has there been such a deluge 
of good pictures. 

"We have plenty of pictures; 
plenty of good pictures," said the 
editor, "and we wish to assure the 
students that any not used will be 
returned as soon as possible." 

The three prizes will be award- 
ed as soon as deliberations, now in 
progress, are completed. The pic- 
tures themselves will be kept un- 
der cover until released in the year 

Big Parade 

Seventeen colorfully decorated 
automobiles packed with cheering 
students took Elizabethton and 
Johnson City by storm Saturday 
afternoon, November 16, in a pa- 
rade that made local history. 

After receiving a "patrol escort 
on the outskirts of town, the shout- 
ing, horn-tooting calvacade moved 
in for fifteen minutes of radio 
time over both WJHL and WBEJ. 
Cheer leaders made with the noise 
while various campus notabilities, 
including no less than President 
Elliott himself, expressed the unan- 
imous opinion of Milligan College 
as to who would win the night's 

Leaving the two cities, the pa- 
rade returned to the campus in 
time to greet the Appalachian foot- 
ball club, who were amazed at the 
spirit shown. Older students at 
Milligan stated that never had they 
seen such enthusiasm. Tentative 
plans are underway for a repeti- 
tion on the day of the Big Burley. 

Personality Contest 

Goes Smoothly 

Thursday morninig, November 
21, the students of the college cast 
their ballots in the first popular 
election of campus personalities. 
Ballots were distributed after 
chapel exercises and the voting 
was completed by noon. 

Don Pearce, in charge of the 
contest, expressed his satisfaction 
at the balloting. "Tliis is the first 
time we've done it this way," he 
said, "and I believe that by giving 
the students a chance, we select 
more truly representative people. 
I hope this method can be followed 
in the future." He also expressed 
his sincere appreciation of the won- 
derful cooperation given him in the 
contest by various students and by 
the special student nomination 

Results of the balloting will be 
announced through this paper as 
soon as released by the Buffalo 

Last week, Verne and Bob Jor- 
dan and Katie King drove the eight 
hundred and fifty miles to Har- 
rison, Arkansas, for a short visit 
home. Martha Noblitt and Anne 
Adams accompanied them as far as 

Voice of Milligan 

This week the VOICE OF MIL- 
LIGAN speaks through a new me- 
dium, but it still represents a 
cross-section of opinion about vital 
things and things not so vital. 

After the smashing victory of 
the Buffs last Saturday night at 
Cherokee Field, faint murmurings 
began to be heard concerning the 
Burley Bowl. So the question un- 
der discussion this week gives ev- 
erybody a chance to express his 
views and also a chance to win a 

The person who predicts the 
most nearly correct scores for the 
Burley Bowl game will win two 
passes to the Bonnie Kate Theater 
in Elizabethton for one week. Place 
your prediction along with your 
name in the suggestion box at the 
registrar's office no later than noon 
November 28. 

Although Louisiana stands un- 
defeated, the personalities inter- 
viewed expressed a great deal of 
confidence in Milligan's team. All 
are ready and eager to do all they 
possibly can to back up the boys 
and the college. 

Answers varied when the ques- 
tion, "What is your prediction of 
the score for the Burley Bowl 
game?" was discussed. Some of 
the team say: 

Joe Farrv said, "We'll take 'em 
14 to 6." 

Rip Miller didn't think we could 
make the extra points. He said, 
"12 to 7." 

Joe Stallard was more confident 
with his 19 to 6. 

When Bob Elliott failed to come 
to a conclusion about the exact 
score, he offered this: 

"If we're like we were the week 
of the Appalachian game, we'll 

Halmer Hodge claims he can pre- 
dict the score of every ball game 
before it begins. With a confident 
grin he said he couldn't lose be- 
cause "every ball game is 0-0 be- 
fore it begins." 

So, Buffaloes, take it from there! 

This last week-end Prof. Marsh, 
Mr. Luke Shepherd, and Byron 
Nickels went tramping into the 
mountains of Virginia with the one 
purpose of shooting deer. Mr. 
Shepherd brought back a kill; Prof. 
Marsh and Byron Nickels brought 
back some tall stories. 

Page 4. 


Doin's Around Town 

By Dave Rose 


Friday — Movie in Auditorium. 
Starts at 7 p. m. 

Sunday — In Hopwood Memorial: 
Bible School at 10 a. m.; Church 
service at 11 a. m.; Young Peo- 
ple's C. E. at 6 p. m. 

Monday — Christian Service Club, 
Prayer Room, 7 p. m. All wel- 

Wednesday — Prayer Meetings: 
Girls in Cheek Hall; Girls in Har- 
din Hall; Boys in Pardee Hall. • 


Majestic — Friday and Saturday: 
"Northwest Mounted Police." Mon- 
day through Wednesday: "Three 
Little Girls in Blue." Thursday: 
"Canyon Passage." 

Sevier — Friday and Saturday: 
"Night Club Girl" and "Strange 
Triangle." Monday through Wed- 
nesday: "Earl Carroll's Sketch 
Book." Thursday: "Bowery Bomb- 
shell" and "Below the Deadline." 

Tennessee — Friday and Satur- 
day: "Rolling Home to Texas." 
Monday and Tuesday: "Bandit of 
Sherwood Forest." Wednesday and 
Thursday: "Life with Blondie" and 
"Hit the Hay." 

Liberty — Friday and Saturday: 
"Lawless Breed." Monday through 
Wednesday: "She Wrote the Book." 
Thursday: "The Devil's Play- 


Bonnie Kate — Friday and Satur- 
day: "Night in Casablanca," Marx 
Brothers. Monday through Wed- 
nesday: "No Leave, No Love." 
Tuesday and Wednesday: Special 
midnight show, led by Prof. Dorso. 

Ritz — Friday and Saturday: "Tar- 
tan's Desert Mystery." Monday and 
Tuesday: "Cartoon Carnival No. 
3." Wednesday: "Tropic Holiday." 
Thursday: "Devil's Playground." 


The Marx Brothers are at their 
best in "Night In Casablanca" at 
the Bonnie Kate. 

Something of a special in "Can- 
yon Passage," at the Majestic. 

Swimming Classes 

to Begin Soon 

A swimming class for Milligan 
men and women who are unable 
to swim will be initiated next 
Tuesday, Nov. 26. Free instruc- 
tion will be provided by author- 
ized American Red Cross swim- 
ming instructors. Classes will be 
for beginners only, and special 
periods have been arranged for in- 
struction and practice. These pe- 
riods are from 2:30 until 3:30 
Tuesday through Friday. The pool 
is open to all from 3:30 until 4:30 
every day and those beginners so 
desiring may also use this period. 
The pool is open on Sundays from 
3:00 p. m. to 5:00 p. m. 

A student may enroll for any, 
or all of these periods. Those de- 
siring this special course are asked 
to sign up with Mr. Rice sometime 


All boys interested in boxing are 
requested to report to the gym to- 
night at 7:30. It is important that 
you be on time. 



At 7:00 p. m. tomorrow evening, 
the women of Milligan will have an 
opportunity to prove to all skep- 
tics, beyond a shadow of a doubt, 
that they represent the stronger 
sex. A volleyball tournament has 
been planned whereby the women 
will oppose the men. Through a 
series of eliminations, a winning 
team will emerge, either male or 

All students are invited to at- 
tend and participate. Bring your 
gym clothing and be ready to play 
at 7:00 p. m. Refreshments will 
be served following the evening's 

Keep that School Spirit Going 


Professor Boyadjis, who for the 
past week has been drilling the 
wrestling team on balance and take- 
downs, says more men are needed 
tor this sport. 

The team meets each afternoon 
except Saturday at 3:30 for prac- 
tice on the field belo%v Professor 
Marsh's house. 

A Buffalo He(a)rd 

"Penney" for your thoughts, 
Hilda, Kate, and Wilma! 

We wonder how certain boys on 
this campus get invited to every- 
thing — even the pajama party in 
Hardin Hall. 

Kenneth Fraley's slogan: "Go 
Vest-a, Young Man!" 

A couple of couples have found 
a happy solution to the crowded 
bus problem. For further details, 
see Penney and Hagy — Tom, that 

True to Navy tradition, Bob 
Hershberger has quite an interest- 
ing tatoo on his chest. 

Now that pop has gone up to six 
cents, we hear that Harry has 
raised Mary's allowance to cover 
the increase in price. 

WANTED: A pied piper to re- 
move the mice from the bed of a 
certain little Cheek girl. 

Dotty Garvey and Carl Edwards, 
Flossie Walters and Johnny Keffer, 
Joan Kicklighter and Bill Combs. 

Harry Pardue fell hard for a cer- 
tain anatomy student — literally, 
that is! 

Frances Umberger's interest in a 
day student isn't too new. Is this 
a continued "Storey," Frances? 

Peggy Welsh, Grace Hopson, and 
Betty Jo Clemens have been heard 
singing, "You Gotta Be A Football 

Gerena Christian's mind is cer- 
tainly running on the "Wright" 

Nancy Tipton is "Powelling" 
around these days. 

H you've found any spare auto- 
mobile parts lying around the cam- 
pus lately, chances are they belong 
to Miss Mynatt. Has anyone seen 
a stray gas pedal? 

Rumors have it that a counter- 
part to the CBC is soon to be start- 
ed in the girl's dormitory — namely, 
the Man Haters' Club. 

By the way, Betty Lou, do you 
know a pilot? 

On to Victory — Burley Bowl 

Nov. 28, 1946 

The Stampede 

Milligan College 

Published in the Interest of Cam-pus Life at Milligan College, Milligan College, Tennessee 

Big Time In 

Cheek Tonight 

The women of Cheek Hall have 
planned a whooping big party for 
tonight following the big football 
game this afternoon. All mem- 
bers of the football team will be 
the honored guests, and admitted 
free. Their dates, however, must 
have tickets. Party time is 8:00 
p. m., and the place is the college 
gymnasium. A charge of 35 cents 
per person, to cover costs, will be 
made at the door. 

Variety will be the theme of the 
evening's program. Frank Sinatra 
will be the featured entertainer 
and he has promised to bring his 
own troupe. In making his au- 
dition for the program, "Frankie" 
was very favorably impressed by a 
iew Milligan entertainers audition- 
ing at the same time. As a result, 
by "Frankie's" personal request, 
these Milliganites will also be fea- 
tured on the evening's bill. These 
stars are: Songstress Lois Pettit, 
who will sing the opera, "The Lost 
Sheep"; the Milligan College Quar- 
tet, recently acclaimed as the best 
in the South; Two Jesters (identity 
unknown): and Johannes Hastyin- 
ski, maestro of the piano and re- 
cently awarded the Dombell Prize 
for his discovery of the lost chord. 

George Creasy will ably act as 
the evening's Master of Cere- 
monies. George will interview each 
member of the team, and announce 
the player elected as the "Football 
King." The "Football King" will 
then in turn be requested to choose 
at an instance notice his "Queen." 

Coach Brown will give away the 
football used in the Burley Bowl, 
jf no other fan makes away with 
it first. 


Miss Leola Phipps and Mr. 
Maurice L. Wooten, well known at 
Milligan, were married this week 
in Norton, Va. "Chuck" will not 
be back to Milligan for a few days. 




Tomato Juice Cocktail 
Celery Olives 

Roast Turkey Dressing 

Candied Sweet Potatoes 

Green Beans Butter 

Cranberry Sauce Rolls 

Fruit Salad Pumpkin Pie 




A fire which started in the base- 
ment of the Elizabethton Star and 
did extensive damage to the print- 
ing plant had the Stampede staff 
worried for awhile. The Star does 
all our linotype work, and without 
the linotype we could not print a 
paper. Fortunately, however, the 
shop was quickly put back in op- 
eration and we were able to have 
our work done as scheduled. 

Snapshot Winners 

A special faculty selection com- 
mittee announced through Buffalo 
Headquarters that Miss Fats Bundy 
took first prize in the photo snap- 
shot contest; Miss Clara Ward 
Wray, second prize, and Miss Jean 
Harris, third. As to the subjects 
the editor refused to divulge any 
further information. "You'll see 
'em in the annual." 

Don't Wane, Win 
The Burley Bowl 

Today is the second game of the 
Burley Bowl and the second time 
Milligan has been host at the John- 
son City classic. Today Milligan 
meets one of the very few unde- 
feated, untied teams in the coun- 
try. If the Buffs are to win, "Rip" 
Miller has got to rip, "Holsey" has 
got to drop those passes in the 
right hole, Rose has got to run, 
Showalter has got to show, Stallard 
has got to stall them, Carrier has 
got to carry the ball, Walker must 
walk through them, in other words, 
the whole team has got to be on 
the ball. 

Dean Wood, who has scouted 
Southeastern, doesn't think they 
are any better than some of the 
teams Milligan has met this season. 
He did say that they are the fast- 
est team the Buffs have been up 
against this season. 

It was demonstrated at the Ap- 
palachian game what school spirit 
can do for the team, consequently, 
the student body should lend its 
whole hearted vocal support to the 
boys today. A fine spirit has been 
shown in the pep rallies, parades, 
and broadcasts prior to the game. 

Don't miss the parade of floats 
and the extra entertainment which 
will take place at the game. Mil- 
ligan will .be represented by a 
large float carrying a large buffalo 
and our Burley Queen, Miss Ann 
Voncannon, and her two attend- 
ants, Miss Betty Ruth Williams and 
Miss Jean Cole. 

See you Tonight at the Jamboree 

Winners Of Who's Who 

In the last week Miss Jean Cole of Eli.-abethton was chosen most 
beautiful woman on the campus. Mr. Bill Fortune took the title of 
most Handsome man, while Mr. J. A. Penney and Miss Fats Bundy 
carried off the Personality Crown. 

For Popularity it was "Zeke" Lowry well known in Accounting 
and "other" circles and Miss Betty Lou Stratten, "the cover-all girl." 

Claude Hosey Holsclaw and Miss Gwen "Coach" Green were 
chosen most athletic; Bob Elliot and Nancy Tipton most versatile. 
Joe Fair and Martha Lecka were generally acknowledged to be "The 

Page 2. 


Milligan College 

The Stampede 

Published weekly by the Students 
of Milligan College 


Editor Jim Powers 

Associate Ed. Dave Rose 

News John Hasty 

News Don Pearce 

Features Anne Adams 

Society Vesta Noblitt 

Reporters — 

Eva Allen, Henry Evans, Dot- 
tie Gurley, Billie Pruitt 
Photographer Jack Fortune 

Thanksgiving Prayer 

By Howard Reese 

Our Father which art in Heaven, 
we love thee. As we think of our 
country, our homes and our many 
privileges, dear Lord, we love thee 

Thou hast given to us a land that 
flows with milk and honey. Thou 
hast revealed thy love in the atone- 
ment of thy Son for us. Thou hast 
permitted us to live in thy memory 
from the day our forefathers sailed 
from bondage to this land of lib- 

We thank thee, Lord, for such 
liberty, where we can come to- 
gether and praise thee. May our 
country be looked upon from thee 
as a garden of prayer. Help us, 
God, to breathe the breath of life 
continually so that our likeness of 
God may never cease. Help us to 
go a little farther in the garden 
of prayer as Jesus did. May the 
marching orders of our king be the 
constitution of our souls. 

We have seen thy faithfulness 
through the years; and when each 
new morning dawns, we see thy 
kindness. We believe, dear Lord, 
that it is a good thing to give 
thanks unto thee. So help us to 
live in the love of the cross and 
to abide under the shadow of the 
Almighty in Jesus' name we pray. 

The prayer room in the college 
is being prepared for use daily in 
private devotions. 


The Christian Service Club is 
planning to remodel, decorate, and 
utilize the potentialities found in 
the prayer room. We feel a vital 
urge and necessity of a quiet hour 
for individuals, as well as for our 

Should you feel that you want 
to have a part in securing new 
chairs, pictures and drapes for the 
prayer room, see or write James 
Messimer, president. 

We are receiving "pledges" for 
chairs now! Will you help us? 
Much depends upon prayer, and 
we read "The effectual fervent 
prayer of a righteous man availeth 
much." James 5:16. 

We need more fervent men and 
women at prayer. "Christian Edu- 
cation Is the Hope of the World." 

In answer to the many calls 
from surrounding areas for various 
types of religious services, the Mil- 
ligan Christian Service Group con- 
tinues to march to the front. 

Dottie Gurley's parents and 
brother were visitors on the cam- 
pus over the week-end. Mr. Gur-" 
ley is employed in the research 
laboratories of the Westinghouse 
Electric at East Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Milligan Quartet 

Sings Loud and Long 

One of the groups on the cam- 
pus, whose praises are much un- 
sung, is the male quartet. The five 
members of the quartet are: Luther 
Stulce, 2nd tenor, who hails from 
Harrison, Tenn., and who was for- 
merly a member of the University 
of Chattanooga choir; Leroy 
Wright, 1st tenor, is from Bristol, 
Va.; Kenneth Roark, baritone, is 
a sophomore from Elizabethton: 
Eldon King, bass, comes to us from 
Gilbert, Arkansas; Harvey Powell 
sings 1st tenor and acts as leader 
for the group; and the accompan- 
ists are Nannette Tipton and Lee 

When your reporter questioned 
this 'five'-man quartet, each mem- 
ber modestly requested to be omit- 
ted as being only a substitute. The 
fact of the matter is the boys are 
all versatile singers, changing parts 
and substituting for each other as 
the occasion demands. 

The quartet has sung before the 
soldiers at the Soldiers Home in 
Johnson City, at the First Christian 
Church in Elizabethton, and at 
other churches in this vicinity. 

rues! S. §©dsey 

Due to holiday and sport material, 
the "Buffalo He(a)rd" column nad to 
be left out. It will appeaa next week 
as usual. 

There were mutterings of despair about the campus. 
School spirit was at a low ebb. A. strong man was needed 
at the helm. 

And so it was that on the very eve of the Buffalo battle 
with the Mountaineers a stocky, Churchillian figure affec- 
tionately known by the appellation of "old man Godsey" as- 
sumed command. 

This was only three short weeks ago but already his 
name is mentioned whenever Milligan personalities enter 
campus conversation. 
"I don't care for publicity," Godsey told your reporter. 

"Want I want to do is to wake these people up. We've 
got everything here at Milligan and I want the world to 
know it. 

Meager facts gleamed from the old mans inscrutable past 
reveal his birthplace as Johnson Cily.but as to when the 
record doesn't show — nor will he tell. He attended "Science 
Hill High, receiving his diploma after his return service. 

He served with a special Combat Demolition Engineer 
outfit on Attu. 

" Iblew myself up," said Godsey when asked about his 
experiences and that's all he said. 

Teachers College for a year gave Godsey the necessary 
background for entering Milligan in February 1946. He now 
resides with his books, radio and refrigerator at 315 Pardee 



Milligan 20 

Emory & Henry 

Milligan 6 

High Point 19 


Middle Tenn State 

Milligan , 12 

Tusculum i. 

Milligan 6 

Western N. C. State 

Milligan ■ 6 

Guilford 19 

Milligan 20 

Carson Newman J 7 

Milligan 12 

Tenn Wesleyan 7 

Milligan 6 

Appalachian Teachers 

Milligan College 


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Coach Brown 

Coach Brown, already hard at work on his basketball 
squad, took time off the other day to give us the following 
personal history. 

He was born at Alexander, Tennessee, in 1912, attended 
Lebanon High School,' Lebanon, Tenn., and -Tennessee Poly- 
technic Institute at Cookeville. In the spring of 1945 he 
received his master's degree from the University of Ten- 

Coach has always been in the field of physical education. 
For three summers he played professional baseball. Three 
years at Eagleville High, near Nashville, he coached foot- 
ball, basketball and baseball. He has two years' coaching 
experience at TPI an;d a year at L T . T. 

Last year Coach Brown came to Milligan from the Uni- 
versity of Tennessee and began building his winning teams. 
With Coach Brown the Milligan football team has success- 
fully obtained the Burley Bowl bid twice. 
• Concerning this season, Coach Brown said, "Considering 
the injuries and tough breaks, I think we've had a very 
successful season." 

We think so, too, Coach! 

"All right, Qriz, follow up that shot." The voice faded 
away as we left the gym. 

looking Back 

By Jim Powers 

The Buffaloes wound up the 
1946 season- with six wins, two 
losses, "and one tie. That is a 
good record anytime, and partic- 
ularly good this year since the 
schedule was loaded with power- 
houses. The only "coasters" were 
the games with Emory and Henry 
and Tusculum. 

The best game of the season as 
far as Milligan students are con- 
cerned was the tussle with Appa- 
lachian. The team showed more 
spirit than had been exhibited pre- 
viously this season. Another thrill- 
er was the Carson-Newman game. 
The most disappointing was either 
the High Point or Tusculum game. 
The toughest game of the regular 
season, according to several play- 
ers, was the one with Guilford. 

Our nomination for the coolest 
player and triple-threater goes to 
Claude Holsclaw. We also cite the 
following: Kicker— Len Goddard; 
fighting spirit — Jack Caldwell; bro- 
ken field runner — Jim Rose; line 
plunger — Bill Showalter; defensive 
back— J. C. Miller, Stallard, Jim 
Harmon, Starnes, Fine and Spraker 
were outstanding in the line. El- 
liott and Allen were very success- 
ful as ends. Harry Pardue did a 
fine job as quarterback. 

The team had a string of bad 
breaks during the season. There 
were several good players knocked 
out by injuries. The Army got 
Jimmy Crockett, an excellent 
guard, early in the season. Weber, 
Crain and Cox, three good linemen, 
withdrew -from the team during 
the season. 

Those who knew Milligan had a 
good team and expected an unde- 
feated season failed to consider 
that the teams Milligan scheduled 
were also loaded with post-war 
football material. 

All in all, we think it was a 
very successful season. 


Milligan College 


Pos. Name 

Hometown Year in School 

Pos. Name Hometown Year in School 


Jim Rose 

Gate City, Va. 



Claude Holsclaw 

Elizabethton, Tenn. 



Blake Atwood 

Mountain City, Ten 

n. Junior 


Len Goddard 

Elizabethton, Tenn, 



John Dance 

Knoxville, Rt. 4 



Don Richardson 

Castle Wood, Va. 



Bill Allen 

Elizabeth ton, Tenn. 



Harry Pardue 

Coeburn, Va. 



Duard Walker 

Piney Flats, Tenn. 



Vivian Carrier 

Bristol, Tenn. 



Bill Stevens 

Springfield, Tenn. 



Jack Caldwell 

Pulaski, Va. 



Fred Key 

Riceville, Tenn. 



George Dugger 

Elizabethton, Tenn. 



Joe Fizer 

Springfield, Tenn. 



J, C. Miller 

Mary ville, Tenn. 



John Pansock 

Elizabethton, Tenn. 



James Bowers 

Elizabethton, Tenn. 



Fred Tucker 

Elizabethton, Tenn. 



Roy Lowry 

Memphis, Tenn. 



D. L. Garland 

Doeville, Tenn. 



George Mullins 

East Stone Gap, Va. 



Virgil Stallard 

Coeburri, Va. 



Horace Broome 

Elizabethton, Tenn. 



Bob Elliott 

Flat Rock, III. 



Leroy Wright 

Bristol, Tenn. 



Bill Showalter 

Radford, Va. 



L. A. Hill 

Big Stone Gap Va. 



James Bentley 

Knoxville, Tenn. 



Jim Harmon 

Blackwood, Va. 



Joe Farry 

Newport News, Va. 



Bill Fortune 

Unicoi, Tenn. 



Joe Starnes 

. Ft, Black more, Va. 



Porky Harmon 

Harman, Va. 



Harry Fine 

Loudon, Tenn. 



Frank Spraker 

Cripple Creek, Va. 



Rodney Pope 

Milligan College, T. 



Wade Morris 

East Stone Gap, Va 


Several pictured above have withdrawn from the squad since this picture was taken 


Milligan College 


Date Opponent At 

Nov. 30— Elizabeth ton School of Business Milligan 

Dec. 3— Dobyns-Taylor Kingsport 

Dec. 7— University of Tennessee Knoxville 

Dec. 10— Emory and Henry : Emory 

Dec. 14— Tusculum ._, Tusculum 

Dec. 14— Bristol Y. M. C. A Milligan 

Jan. 3— Appalachian Teachers Boone, N. C. 

Jan. 4— Western N. C. Teachers Milligan 

Jan. 10— Bristol Y. M. C. A.., Bristol 

Jan. 11— Tusculum Milligan 

Jan. 21 — Elizabethton School of Business '. Elizabethton 

Jan. 23 — Appalachian Teachers . .". Milligan 

Jan. 28 — Carson-Newman "\ ........... Milligan 

Jan. 30— Union Milligan 

Jan. 31 — Western N. C. Teachers Cullowhee 

Feb. 1— King . Bristol 

Feb. 4 — Lincoln Memorial University .L. M. U. 

Feb. 7 — King Milligan 

Feb. 8 — Union Union 

Feb. 13 — Emory and Henry • Milligan 

Feb. 14 — Lincoln Memorial University Milligan 

Feb. 15 — Carson-Newman , Jefferson . City 

There are several open dates which will be filled as soon as possible. 


The Basketball Grind 

Coach Brown's floor men are rapidly getting into the top 
condition it takes to win games. The team has not been 
cut to squad size yet, with eighteen men now trying for 
berths. The aspirants who are making the most headway 
so far are Cliff Stevens, Sherman Warren, Bill Humphreys, 
Paul Griz, Carl Sheppard, Charley Bayless, Carl Gouge, Pat 
Edwards, Carl Matherly, Nat Taylor, Joe Wallace, Roland 
McCarry, Roy Trivett, George Handley, Phelps, Jack Wil- 
son, Kermit Hall and Johnny Walker. 

The competition is due to be a lot keener after this week, 
for there are six additional cagemen coming off the foot- 
ball squad. They .are Bob Elliott, Duard Walker, Harry 
Fine, Blake Atwood, Jim Rose and Claude Holsclaw. 

The boys have a big job in front of them this season, with 
such a notable as the University of Tennessee on the sched- 
ule. That game is to be played at Knoxville, December' 
7th. The first game is to be played here at the campus on 
November 30, while on December 3 the boys travel to Kings- 
port for a game with Dobbins-Bennett. 

No doubt, Milligan students have 
all had the desire to be manly 
enough to protect themselves and 
perhaps impress their best girl 
friend. Through the courtesy of 
Mr. Rice, a course in boxing is be- 
ing offered to male students, which 
may prevent being embarrassed by 
a love opponent. No previous ex- 
perience is necessary and "there 
will be an inter-scholastic sched- 
ule," says Mr. Rice, if an adequate 
number is interested in the course. 

intermural Basketball 

Now that the "not too discour- 
aging" football season is almost 
over, plans are under way for in- 
termural basketball. Tuesday and 
Thursday evenings have been set 
aside for practice of this activity.- 
Anyone interested in organizing a 
team should contact Coach Rice 
immediately. The poach hopes to 
get the ball rolling soon after the 
Burley Bowl game. 


An effort is being made to 
arouse the school's interest in 
swimming. For this purpose class- 
es will be scheduled at a conven- 
ient time for participants. Learn- 
ers will have the pool to them- 
selves with an adequate teacher 
and life guard. If there are enough 
participants a swimming team may 
be organized. 

The pool is open for each after- 
noon, with the exception of Mon- 
day, from 3:30 to 5:00 p. m., for 
recreational swimming. This is an 
excellent opportunity for anyone 
wishing to learn the art of swim- 

Plans are being made to replace 
the dilapidated diving board which 
will add much attraction to the 
sport. " 


Mr. Boyadjis wants more wrest- 
lers. He is making a special re- 
quest for some of the lighter ath- 
letes of Milligan, as there has been 
a complete lack of the 126 pound 

Appalachian and Chattanooga 
Colleges have sent letters request- 
ing matches with our "grapplers," 
but Coach Boyadjis does not be- 
lieve his team is ready for com- 
petitive wrestling as yet. 

Milligan College 


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Cliff Stevens was again selected 
by the recreation committee as its 
chairman; worthy tribute to his 
untiring efforts in the same posi- 
tion last year. Other officers se- 
lected we're: Vice-chairman, Betty 
Ruth Williams, secretary and treas- 
urer, Ellen Austin, and program 
chairman, Eloise Griffith. Plans 
are underway for several parties 
and entertainments to take place 
during the coming year. 

Confucius: It is man that makes 
truth great, not truth that makes 
man great. 

Clara-Ward Wray is elated over 
the prospect of flying home to Buf- 
falo, N. Y., for the Thanksgiving 
holidays. Her family had planned 
to visit Milligan for Thanksgiving, ' 
but their plans were unavoidably 
canceled. Clara will leave for Buf- 
falo on Wednesday evening and 
plans, to return here Monday. 

Voice of Milligan 

This week's question submitted 
for your discussion is this: "What 
is your opinion of a Thanksgiving 

The facts are these: This semes- 
ter .we will attend 103 days of 
school, beginning with registration 
day and ending on Jan. 18, 1947. 
The approximate minimum num- 
ber of class days that are required 
of an accredited college is 90. 

Bill Stanfield: "All of the rest 
of the colleges have at least one 
day. This is worse than a high 

Vivian Noblin: "It is foolish. 
Who can study with the. Burley 
Bowl game coming up." 

Bob Rice: "I never heard of such 
a thing. Teachers College has both 
Thursday and Friday." - 

Rosie Ross: "The vets had too 
many Thanksgivings where they 
could not take a day off. Now, 
when a little holiday would be so 
appreciated, they still are facing 
the same situation. However, this 
time it doesn't make sense." 

"Dude" Williams: "We should 
get Thursday off, at least, to pre- 
pare for' the game. Only one day 
should be given so that no stu- 
dent will be tempted to go home, 
but come to the game to support 
the team." 

In English Lit: Professor, what 
subject are you going to give us 

Dean Woods: Tomorrow we shall 
take the life of Robert Louis Stev- 
enson. So come prepared. 

A member of the Bachelor's 
Club: I shall never marry until I 
meet the girl who is my direct 
. opposite. 

Dottie Gurley: Well, there are 
a number ' of intelligent girls in 

Paul Nourse: Did you pass your 

Eddie Barnes: Well, it was like 
this — you see — 

Paul: Shake! Neither did I. 

Junior: Our professor talks to 
himself. Does yours? 

Freshman: Yes, but he doesn't 
realize it — he thinks we're listen- 

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Milligan College 

It Seems To Me 

lEg tlje JSai 

Frankly, I don't see why the 
"fellers" asked me to start this 
column. Truly, it wasn't because 
of my journalistic abilities — you 
should see my grades in freshman 
English back in '37! So, I figure 
the only reason was I am the only 
one besides "Crook" Jones who 
doesn't care to sound off. 

So let's start the ball rolling — 
First the highlights of the Who's 
Who election: 

Isn't it strange though that so 
many "fellers" up at Shepherd's 
Apartments received one vote! 

Tom Milam should have started 
' shaking hands a-long time before 
election day. 

"Mabel," who received such a 
heavy popular vote, should have 
received honorable mention. 

The student body is capable of 
choosing their own representatives 
without the help of various com- 
mittees. With no slam on those 
elected intended — we think there 
were many overlooked who were 
just as eligible or more so, such 
as Ernest Godsey, "Rip" Miller, 
Francis Brummit, Alabama Lee, 
Kenneth Fraley, or Lois Neely, 
Marcelline Riddle, etc., who would 
have had as good a chance as those 
selected by the "board." No, that 
is not representative government — 
that is more like "machine poli- 
tics." And none of the students 
thought very much of it. 

Famous lines: 

"Let's atomize Appalachia and 
burlap Louisiana." 

Some of the Squires of the 
CBC's got together and here's what 
they and others cooked up. They 
are going to announce in chapel 
. soon a certain day as being, say, 
"Spraker Day." As you know, this 
is the boy's last semester, and you 
know, too, how long he was banged 
up in football, and he was overseas 
a long, long time, so we think that 
this day he should have special 
privileges as getting anything in 
the school store he wants on the 
fellers, breaking chow line that 
day, that day, too, we might make 
his bed, and shine his shoes, etc., 
and the little girlies, I'm sure, 
would want to make him some 
candy, etc. And we are still hatch- 
ing up other things! So what do 
you all" say — you day students, too? 
Are you behind us? The boy cer- 
tainly deserves it. Let's make it 

i^se (TBicrt "' Potter for j poaar 3gt 

Worldwide Bible Reading 

Thanksgiving to Christmas 

Universal Bible Sunday 

December 8, 1346 


On November 28, Thanksgiving 
Day, a chain of Bible readers 
around the world, will inaugurate 
the third world-wide Bible reading 
program, which is sponsored an- 
nually by the American Bible So- 
ciety. The program covers a 28- 
day period of suggested daily read- 
ings from the Scriptures, contin- 
uing from Thanksgiving to Christ- 
mas, and has as its central day 
Universal Bible Sunday. 

Footbail Jamboree 

Tonight — Cheek Hall 

A good evening's entertainment 
is promised, and ail students are 
urged to be in attendance. Fac- 
ulty members are cordially invited 
to join in the fun. 

By Dave Rose 


Friday: Movies at the admin- 
istration building, start at 7 p. m. 

Sunday: Church services begin 
at 10 a. m.; Christian Endeavor at 
7 p. m. 

Monday: Christian Service meet- 
ing, at 7 p. m. All are welcome. 

Wednesday: Prayer meeting 
starts at 7:30 p. m. (Pardee Hall 
for boys; Hardin and Cheek Halls 
for the girls). 


Majestic Theatre: Friday and 
Saturday, "Canyon Passage"; (Mon- 
day and Tuesday), Gary Cooper in 
"Cloak and Dagger"; (Wednesday 
and Thursday), Gail Russell and 
Diana Lynn in "Our Hearts Were 
Growing Up." 

Sevier Theatre: (Friday and 
Saturday), '"Bowery Bombshell" 
and "Below the Deadline"; (Mon- 
day through Thursday), Bing 
Crosby and Ingrid Bergman in 
"Bells of St. Mary's." 

Tennessee Theatre: (Friday and 
Saturday), "The Kansan"; (Mon- 
day and Tuesday), William Powell 
and Ester Williams in "Hoodlum 
Saint"; (Wednesday and Thurs- 
day), "What a Blonde" and "The 
Body Snatcher." 

Liberty Theatre: (Friday and 
Saturday), "The Devil's Play- 
ground." (Monday through Wed- 
nesday), Cartoon Carnival No. 3, 
and the 3 Stooge's; (Thursday), 
"Buster Crabbe in . "Overland 


Bonnie Kate: (Friday and Satur- 
day), Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell 
in "My Darling Clementine"; (Mon- 
day and Tuesday), June Haver in 
■Three Little Girls In Blue," Tech- 
nicolor; (Wednesday and Thurs- 
day), "Night In Paradise." 

Ritz: (Friday and Saturday), 
"Devil's Playground"; (Monday 
and Tuesday), Gail Russell in 
"Young Widow"; (Wednesday and 
Thursday), "Roll On, Texas Moon." 

I think that I shall never see 
A turkey big enough for me 
To roast and eat. But yet I pray. 
For what I get Thanksgiving Day; 


Two halfs make a hole. 
And the fullback goes through. 
— Exchange. 

Dec. 6, 1946 


Milligan College 

Published in the Interest of Campus Life at Milligan College T Milligan College, Tennessee 

Burley Bow! 

Football Finale 

On Thanksgiving day almost 8.- 
000 football fans at Roosevelt Sta- 
dium enjoyed a beautiful day, a 
thrilling air show, a parade re- 
splendent with marching bands 
and local color and a spectacular 
ball game, in which the Southeast- 
ern Louisiana team won a hard- 
earned victory over Milligan, 21 
to 13. 

Early in the first quarter Louis- 
i?na lost 15 yards on a fumble and 
was forced to kick. Goddard took 
the kick for Milligan on the 15- 
yard line, and behind beautiful 
blocking ran through the entire 
opposing team 85 yards for a 
touchdown. The attempted con- 
version was no good. The first 
quarter ended, Milligan leading 

In the second quarter Davis, Du- 
gas and Ramboli carried the ball 
to within six inches of the Milligan 
goal line, from which point Wolf 
carried over for the score. The 
extra point was good, making the 
score 7-6 in favor of Louisiana. 

Neither team scored in the third 

quarter. The heavy opposing team 

was held largely by the hard 

tackling of Caldwell, Stallard, 

(Continued on Page 4) 

Drill Team Dismissed 
Until Next Year 

The drill team has been disor- 
ganized for the remainder of the 
year. This season it was com- 
posed of 24 girls, directed by Ker- 
mit Hall, a veteran. Because of 
weather conditions, the Carson- 
Newman tilt was the only game in 
which they were able to make an 
appearance. The team was asked 
to drill in the Burley Bowl, but 
the girls refused due to the fact 
that they would have to pay the 
"Buck eighty" admission . . . any- 

Next year Miss Mynatt intends 
to have definite squad formations 
and hop^s to combine the drill 
team with the band. 

Christmas Vacation 
Extended 5 Days 

President Elliott ann ounced 
an extension of the Christmas 
vacation from the original 13 to 
18 days. This action was necess- 
itated by the coal strike and if 
the strike is not settled by that 
time it may be necessary ro dis- 
miss school again. 

Classes will end at 1 :00 p. m., 
Dec. 19 and resume at 8:00 a.m. 
Monday morning, Jan. 6. 

Band In The Dumps, 
iays Stafford 

"They have no bar.d," says Prof. 
Stafford. "I bring the band." It 
seems that there are six campus 
students, half dozen day students 
that he brings from THE (thought 
by some) neighboring town, and 
about ten sympathizers from with- 
out. They played at the Tusculum. 
Appalachian and Burley Bowl 
games, ar.d are now working on 
some concert music, including "Be- 
gin the Beguine." Why not get 
behind this thing and pay atten- 
tion to the Prof's "Be At Rehear- 
sals! Be at the places we play!" 
Then there may. be uniforms, more 
members, -and recognition in the 
future. Don't think we're not 
proud of our band. We're appeal- 
ing to those who have not yet seen 
fit to come out with their instru- 
ments and join them. Surely there 
is more musical talent on the cam- 
pus besides Henry and trumpet, 
John and his trombone, Grace and 
her French horn, Dottie and her 
clarinet, and the Warners. 

"They're dead down there. 
They've been dead for years. I 
thought this would spirit them up 
a little, but it hasn't." Let's change 
this statement of Stafford's and 
come on out. Apparently he is fed 
up with the whole set-up under 
present conditions. The last re- 
mark heard from him was, "There's 
a lot more I could say but it can't 
be printed." 

Cagers Cop Opener 
By Impressive Score 

" The Milligan Buffaloes started 
the basketball season with a flour- 
ish, in the form of a 72 to 29 vic- 
tory over the Elizabethton School 
of Business. The Buffs were led 
in scoring by a veteran of last 
year's quint. Paul Griz. Paul ran 
up 15 points during the course of 
the game. 

The "B" team had a field day 
against the light but determined 
Watauga Academy "Cagers." The 
final score was an impressive 59 
to 33, with the Buffs on the long 
end of the count. 

Last Tuesday night the Buffs 
downed Dobbyns-Taylor of King 
sport 46 to 38 in an unimpressive 
ball game. 

Commercial Club 
Formed On Campus 

Thirty-eight students majoring in 
Business Administration and Sec- 
retarial Science met in Room 108 
of the Administration Building at 
7:30 p. m. Thursday, November 
21, for the purpose of forming a 
club for Business Administration 
majors. The club was named The 
Commercial Club of Milligan Col- 

It was suggested that a commit 
tee be appointed to draw up the 
constitution and by-laws of the 
club, this committee to be com- 
posed of the officers of the club, 
known as the executive commit- 
tee. Elections were held and the 
following students received recog- 
nition: President, Jim Brooks; vice- 
president, "Spooney" Shults; sec- 
retary, Martha Lecka; treasurer. 
Tommy Milam; reporter, Joe 


The Stampede will not be pub- 
lished next week, but there will 
be a special number the follow- 
ing week— Christmas number. 

Page 2. 


Milligan College 

The Stampede 

Published weekly by the Students 
of Milligan College 


Editor Jim Powers 

Associate Ed. Dave Rose 

News John Hasty 

News Don Pearee 

Features Anne Adams 

Society Vesta Noblitt 

Reporters — 

Eva- Allen, Henry Evans, Dot- 
tie Gurley, Billie Pruitt 

Circulation Martha Noblitt 

Photographer Jack Fortune 


A Better College 

By John Hasty 

It was the privilege of the Chris- 
tian Service Group to have as their 
speaker of the evening President 
Elliot, who just recently returned 
from a tour taken in the interest 
of Milligan College. His talk was 
deeply inspirational and his man- 
ner of delivery made all those 
present feel a deep sense of grati- 
tude for his exhausting efforts. 

We, the students of Milligan, 
have been handed a precious heri- 
tage — Christianity. It is ours, not 
to preserve, but to propagate. We 
are the working force of the Chris- 
tian ideals of Milligan. 

There are times when some of 
us lose sight of this Holy Ideal 
lighting our path before us. As 
Peter, while walking upon the sea, 
began to sink when he cast his 
eyes off of Christ, so also we sink 
when we cast our eyes downward. 
The past couple weeks have well 
illustrated this. The episode in 
Shepherd was the culmination of a 
turbulent condition that has been 
developing since the beginning of 
the semester. 

It seems that there always has 
been, and probably always will be 
evil with which to contend. And 
though we all recognize certain 
things as being not right and good, 
yet we continue to allow it to pre- 
vail in our very midst. We have 
a tendency to ignore those fellows 
among us who are continually ma- 
levolent. Why? We are not con- 
sistent. If we believe that these 
things are right, such as drunken- 
ness, gambling, and profanity, then 
let's openly declare our intentions 
and belief. However, we all know 
that such conduct is wrong, and 

Francis Brummit 

He's a business major; a senior, and a tennis star. He was born 
in Nashville, Tennessee, September 10, 1921. Graduating from Sci- 
ence Hill High School in Johnson City in 1939, he was just in time 
for a four and a half year stint in the Navy. 

Francis came up to Milligan in 1945 after a year at Sewanee. In 
Prof. Long's office he bears patiently the imposing title of "active 
assistant to the Business Manager and Treasurer and Chief Voucher 

"I also listen to all G. I. complaints," said Francis. This reporter 
hung around the business office and talked at length to Mrs. Jordon 
and Mrs. Hill, who were both loud in their praises of Mr. Brummit. 
But all our efforts to elicit any information from Prof. Long were 
in vain. 

"If I go telling him how good he is, why, the first thing you 
know he'll be asking for a raise," said Prof, bitterly. We knew 
what was coming; a matter of a few dollars tuition, so we left. 

Mr. Brummit now resides in Elizabeth ton. 

Despite the coming cold weather 
and the handicap of having no 
mats on which to train, Prof. 
Boyadjis's wrestling teams are con- 
tinuing their daily workouts. 

The Prof, said: "Wrestling is 
the most popular sport in Penn- 
sylvania," and that he would like 
some boys of the 126-pound class 
to come out for the team. 

Beginning swimming classes are 
now in progress, Professor Green, 
Stevens, Stratton and Humphreys 
are the instructors and the classes 
meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, 
Thursday and Friday, at 2:30 p. m. 
Approximately sixteen s t u de n t s 
have enrolled in the classes. 

people that practice the vices are 
of no benefit to the betterment of 
society. A world filled with such 
people, drunkards, murderers and 
sexual maniacs, would soon destroy 

Why then do we follow along 
with the fellow who suggests "a 
couple beers"? We know it's not 
right. And the guy down the hall 
that knows every dirty word in the 
books, and yet is probably ignor- 
ant of the true facts of life; what 
about him? We know that such 
actions are .wrong, and further- 
more, ignorant. Are we going to 
go along and so make the world 
that much more filty? Or are we 
going to be right and be mentally 
clean? What do you want to be? 

Come on, let's clean up Milligan, 
and have the only school in the 
country where people are building 

Pre-Med Club Plans 

Final Initiations 

Sometime this next week, those 
pledges accepted by the Pre-Med 
Club will receive formal bids to 
join the club. All bids will be 
mailed early in the week. 

Those pledges accepting club 
bids will be requested to be in 
attendance at a dinner Thursday 
night. Dec. 12, 1946, in the recrea- 
tion room of the College Church. 
Final and formal initiation will be 
held at this time. 

The Changing Fashions 


The young, cub reporter had just 
begun to work, 
When the editor said, "You go see 
What the styles of college girls 
are this year, 
What the latest fashions may be." 
Over there, in a sweater and skirt, 
is a girl, 
Cuddle bunny, (a sort of a rab- 
It's plain to be seen — she's just 
wearing out 
Her usual evening habit. 
Now, here's a sweet girl who can't 
make up her mind. 
Like a seasonal garment laid by 
She leaves her 'steady' (too bad 
he don't know),. 
He's only another fall guy. 
So now this report from the old 
college hill, 
We naturally withhold our name. 
"The styles of co-eds may often 
Designs — they stay the same!" 

Milligan College 


Page 3. 

Recreation Committee 
on Future Plans 

Without the able help of our 
Recreation Committee, the social 
life on the campus would be rather 
dull. Possibly the majority of stu- 
dents are unaware of the purpose 
of this organization and of the work 
which it endeavors to pursue. 

The Recreation Committee was 
organized last year under the lead- 
ership and guidance of Dean Wood 
and Miss Jones. A representative 
from each dormitory and from each 
organization was chosen to com- 
pose this committee. Its purpose 
is to promote the social life at Mil- 
ligan College by planning and car- 
rying out various activities and by 
assisting other organizations in this 
endeavor. Eight members from 
last year have continued to work 
on the committee this year with 
the tie'p of fifteen new. members. 
Mr. Rice is the sponsor this year. 

We students should feel indebted 
and deeply grateful to these peo- 
ple who give a part of their own 
time, pondering over ways and 
means for the promotion of our 
happiness. In the past, you were 
probably unaware of the fact that 
the recreation committee planned 
and carried out the weiner roast 
down on the football field, the vol- 
ley-ball games between the boys 
and the girls on the campus, and 
other social activities. 

The committee has great things 
in store for us. They are now 
working toward a trip to Knoxville 
to the Milligan-U. T. basketball 
game Saturday night. If these 
plans do not materialize, plans are 
in the making for a student talent 
show that night. 

The committee is trying to make 
it possible for us to go to Tuscu- 
lum for the basketball game on 
December. 14. And plans for a 
Christmas party in the gym are 
also in the making. 

This last item which the recrea- 
tion committee is working on will 
be of great interest and enjoyment 
for every student; that item being, 
the prospects of a faculty stunt 
night, in the near future. 

Choir Becoming 

On Friday morning, November 
29, Joe and Pat Starnes and Ralph 
MeClurd motored to the Army- 
Navy football game which was 
played in .Philadelphia. Lee Al- 
bert accompanied them as far as 
her home in Lemoyne, Pa. 

The Milligan College choir is 
getting to be quite the thing 
around here. Announcement has 
been made of a tour in the spring, 
including the largest cities in Ten- 
nessee, and possibly one large 
church in Mississippi. This tour 
will last about ten days — by the 
way, there's still a chance to get 
in the choir! 

At the noon meeting of the Ki- 
wanis Club on Wednesday, Novem- 
ber 27, the choir presented a va- 
ried program. The female portion 
of the chorus must have sounded 
exceptionally well, because there 
was an added inspiration in the 
presence of the Southeastern Lou- 
isiana football squad. 

At the regular chapel period on 
Thanksgiving Day in the college 
auditorium, the following program 
was given: "God of Our Fathers," 
"Netherlands Folk Song," "We 
Plow the Fields," and a Fred War- 
ing arrangement of "Onward Chris- 
tian Soldiers." 

Big plans are in the making for 
a Christmas program to be given 
in the college auditorium on the 
night of December 19. See what we 
mean when we say, "The choir is 
quite the thing around here." 

Prexy Returns From 

Another Long Trip 

Having just returned from a trip 
which took him from Columbus, 
Ind'ana through Ohio, Pennsyl- 
vania, Kentucky, Tennessee, and 
down into Huntsville, Alabama, 
President Elliott set out again for 
Nashville, Tennessee. This trip 
took him south to Westpoint, Mis- 
sissippi, where he spoke to 
the Westpoint Christian Church 
on "Christian Education the Hope 
of the World." From there he con- 
tinued on to Meridian and Jackson, 
Mississippi, stealing into Hatties- 
burg for a look at the Southeastern 
Louisiana team. From Hattiesburg, 
his next stop was Memphis, where 
he held two services on Sunday, 
and returned to Milligan the fol- 
lowing Tuesday. 

Tomorrow our president will 
head for Huntington, W. Va., 
where he will conduct two services 
at the Central Christian Church. 


How do you feel about length- 
ening Christmas vacation to Jan- 
uary 5? This is a popular question 
that has been circulating around 
the campus since Thanksgiving. 

According to the catalog Christ- 
mas vacation officially begins Fri- 
day, December 20, and classes re- 
sume Thursday, January 2. 

When discussing this, Nancy 
Hawkins exploded: "Heck, a gal 
can't get married in two days!" 

Reva Fae Lawson had no time 
to get rested up before returning 
to school after New Year's last 
year. She claims, "I was so sleepy 
that I couldn't stand myself for 
three days." 

Roger Clites said, "I understood 
that the Thanksgiving holidays 
were to be tacked on at Christ- 

Bill Smith ironically stated, "I'm 
fer it." 

"Oh, Oh! Yes! I hope so! Gee!" 
bubbled Amy. 

Clifford Wells exclaimed, 
"What!" and began to give reasons 
for a longer vacation. 

Wilbur Johnson's reasons, "Most 
of the students live so far away 
they will have to leave New Year's 
Eve to get back on time." 

A number of other interesting 
comments have been mentioned, 
but cannot be printed due to lack 
of space. 

Miss Juanita Graveley, a stu- 
dent at Lincoln Memorial Univer- 
sity, and Mr. and Mrs. Hillmond 
Graveley, and daughter, Nancy, 
were on the Milligan campus last 
Wednesday and Thursday. Juanita 
and Mr. and Mrs. Graveley were 
former Milligan students, and Mr. 
Graveley is now enrolled in law 
school at the University of Ten- 

From Huntington, he will travel 
directly to Memphis to attend the 
annual meeting of the "Southern 
Association of Colleges and Sec- 
ondary Schools," which is to be 
held at the Peabody Hotel, De- 
cember 9-13. Following this meet- 
ing his journey will take him down 
into New Orleans, where he will 
visit with friends in the interest of 
the college. From New Orleans, 
Dr. Elliott will return to Milligan 
in time to> wish everyone a Merry 

Page 4. 


Milligan College 

k Buffalo He(a)rd 

The Buffalo is at it again. Snoop- 
ing 'round and about on the cam- 
pus, in various nooks and corners 
in the dorms and elsewhere, he's 
heard snatches of Hit Parade num- 
bers being whistled and sung by 
students. They seemed to the buf- 
falo to have a special significance. 
Believing in the old adage that 
"variety is the spice of life," he'd 
like to bring a few of these out in 
the light. 

"It's a Pity to Say Goodnight" — 
Blondie and Duard. 

"Five Minutes More" — Grace and 

"Old Buttermilk Skies" — Miss 

"I Wanna Know You Better" — 
Kyle Ripley to Gwen Green. 

"I'm Glad I Waited For You"— 
Pat and Eloise. 

"Hey! Mr. Postman!" — Don 

"A Kiss In the Dark" — Joe Fiser 
and Company. 

"Where Did You Learn to Love?" 
— Mattie Kincheloe. 

"What Is This Thing Called 
Love?"— "Slew" Stallard. 

"Laughing On the Outside" — 
Kay Bennett to Bob. 

"You Stole My Heart" — Tinker 
to Penney. 

"My Fickle Eye" — Johnny 
■ Walker. 

"My Sugar Is So Refined"— Jake 
Turner to Irene. 

"All the Time" — Joe Starnes and 
Betty Jo Clemens. 

"Gotta Get Me Somebody to 
Love"— Bill Smith. 

"Jim" — Nilene Hart. 

"There's No One But You" — 
Terry to Spraker. 

"It's My Lazy Day" — Brooks and 

"It's the Sweetness of You" — 
Kenneth to Martha. 

"Sooner or Later You'll Come 
Knocking at my Door" — Dean to 

"For You For Me Forever" — 
; Clara-Ward Wray and Paul Bauer. 

"I'll Buy That Dream"— Stoke 
and Rosie. 

"The Gypsy" — Tommy to Fats. 

^Continued from Page 1) 
Broome and others. * 

In the last quarter Walker in- 
tercepted a Louisiana pass and ran 1 
the ball to the 15-yard line. On 
the next play Holsclaw leaped high 
in the air to send a fast, flat pass 
to Stevens on the one-yard line. 
Stevens carried the ball over for 
the tally on a quarterback sneak. 
The extra point was good. 

In the last few minutes Dugas 
scored for Louisiana from the 9- 
yard line, and Davis intercepted a 
Milligan pass on Milligan's 41 
yard stripe. Romboli, carrying the 
ball, was run out of bounds oh the 
7-yard marker, but Wolf carried it 
over on the next play to make the 
final score, 21-13. 

Work Begun On 

Prayer Room 

In the pre-war years, 302, the 
Prayer Room, was reserved during 
the day for private devotions. The 
Volunteer Band held its business 
and worship meetings there on 
Monday nights. The room was fur- 
nished with chairs, an altar, piano, - 
and appropriate pictures. A rev- 
erent atmosphere was always main- 
tained within its walls. 

Due to increased enrollment, last 
year and the first part of this, 
classes met in 302. Several stu- 
dents felt the need for a quiet wor- 
ship center that would be easily 
accessible throughout the day, and 
they asked that 302 be restored to 
its former office. It has, been 
cleared of classes now. A com- 
mittee is busily engaged in mak- 
ing this room a private sanctuary 
in appearance and mood, as well 
as in name. Several generous do- 
nations for furniture have been 
made. Pictures and literature are 
being assembled. 

The Milligan College Prayer 
Room will be a source of pride for 
both faculty and students. Between 
classes, or at any time during the 
day,' the Prayer Room will be open 
to those who want to worship in 
song, meditation, reading, or 


Basketball is the present intra- 
mural activity for girls. The in- 
tramural girls have been divided 
into two teams, with Ann "Von 
Cannon and Anne Adams 'as cap- 

By Dave Rose 

Saturday: Talent show and 
movie, "A Star Is Born," in the 
auditorium. Starts at 7 p.m. 

Sunday: Church services begin 
at 10 a. m.; Christian Endeavor at 
7 p. m. 

Monday: Christian Service meet- 
ing at 7 p. m. All are welcome. 

Wednesday:- Prayer meeting 
starts at 7:30 p. m. (Pardee Hall 
for boys; Hardin and Cheek Halls 
for the girls). 


Majestic Theatre: Boris Karloff 
in "Bedlam" (Friday and Satur- 
day); Monday through Wednesday) 
Van Johnson and Keenan Wynn in 
"No Leave, No Love"; (Thursday), 
Walt Disney's "Make Mine Music." 

Sevier Theatre: (Friday and Sat- 
urday), Fred Allen-Jack Benney in 
"It's In the Bag"; also "Glass 
Alibi"; (Monday through Wednes- 
day), "The Return of Frank 

Tennessee Theatre: (Friday and 
Saturday), "Under Arizona Skies"; 
(Monday and Tuesday), Clark 
Gable in "Call of the Wild."; (Wed- 
nesday and Thursday), "Chicago 
Kid" and "Snafu." 

Liberty Theatre: (Friday and 
Saturday), Buster Crabbe in "Over- 
land Riders." (Monday and Tues- 
day), Ella Raines in ''The Run- 
around"; (Wednesday), Geraldine 
Fitzgerald in "Three Strangers"; 
(Thursday), Roy Rogers in "Roll 
On Texas Moon." 


Bonnie Kate: (Friday and Sat- 
urday), Boris Karloff in "Bedlam"; 
Monday and Tuesday), "Cloak and 
Dagger," with Gary Cooper and 
Lillian Palmer; (Wednesday and 
Thursday), Paul Henried and 
Alexis Smith, in "Human Bondage." 

Ritz Theatre: (Friday and Sat- 
urday), "Roll On Texas Moon"; 
(Monday and Tuesday), "Bamboo 
Blond"; (Wednesday and Thurs- 
day), "Woman Who Came Back." 

There is a treat in store for you 
at the ' Bonnie Kate Monday and 
Tuesday, when "Cloak and Dagger" 
is showing. It's the same wonder- 
ful Gary Cooper. 

Walt Disney has done it again. 
This time it's "Make Mine Music." 

Feb. 28, 1947 

The Stampede 

Milligan College 

Published in the Interest of Campus Life at Milligan College, Milligan College, Tennessee 

College Players 
Present Comedy 

Milligan Host To Smokey Mt. Tournament 

The Milligan College players 
will present the three-act comedy, 
"The Show Off," in the college 
auditorium, Thursday and Friday 
evenings. March 13 and 14. 

Dr. Lorenz, who is directing the 
play, has put the cast on exten- 
sive rehearsals for these last days 
of preprxation. 

The comedy has been double 
casted with the idea of having a 
different group for each evening. 
Ann Adams will play the lead as 
the mother and Paul Griz will act 
the part of Aubury, the show off. 
There is a talented and support- 
ing cast including the stars of 
last season, these being Ellen Aus- 
t'n. James Messimer, Helmar 
Hodge, and Horace Pettit. 

The new corners to the college 
dramatics at Milligan are Dottie 
Gurley, Billie Purritt, Julia Lynch, 
Leroy Wright, Eldon King, Glenn 
Corley, Joe Hagen, Jack Luchart, 
2nd Dave Rose. 

This is the play which was re- 
cently made into a movie starring 
Red Skelton. The movie stuck 
to the general idea of the story, 
but killed the subtle humor, which 
has made the author. George 
Kelly, famous. 

Young People Conduct 
Church Service 

The Christian Service Club of 
Milligan College conducted the 
evening service at the Hopwood 
Memorial Church last Sunday 
right. In spite of the deep snow, 
there was a fine attendance. 

Paul Nourse, a ministerial stu- 
dent, preached his first sermon us- 
ing as a text, Matthew 18:3 — "Un- 
less you mm and become like lit- 
t'e children, you cannot enter the 
kingdom of heaven." Several mem- 
bers of the Christian Service club 
participated in the service. 

The evening offering was given 
to help redecorate the Prayer 
Room at the college. 

Farewell Party 
For Coach Brown 

The members of the faculty at 
Milligan College held a farewell 
party for Coach and Mrs. Raymond 
Brown in the parlors of Pardee 
Hall, Monday evening, Februarv 

Sir. Brown has been head coach 
at Milligan for the past two years 
and Mrs. Brown has been the col- 
lege nurse. A lovely pair of book 
ends were given the Browns as a 
remembrance gift. 

Coach and Mrs. Brown will leave 
the first of March to assume sim- 
ilar duties at Tennessee Polytech- 
nic Institute, Cookeville, Tenn. 



That Mary Ruth Banner, Leon 
Carpenter, Hilda May, Nannette 
Tipton, and Frank Merritt have 
an' "A" average in their grades 
for the first semester. 

That President Elliott wrote 
the article "Ten Reasons Why You 
Should Go to a Christian College." 
in the new Standard Christian En- 
deavor Quarterly. 

That Milligan's football record 
stands: 12 wins: 5 losses; one 
tied in the two years coach Brown 
has been here. In Basketball the 
Buffs have won 30 and lost 14 
games while in baseball they have 
won nine and lost one. 

That Professor Lewis wrote 
the Bible School lessons for the 
Standard Youth Quarterly. 

We shall ultimately get that for 
which we prepare. 


A bore is one who talks about 
himself so much that you can't talk 
about yourself. 

The Miligan Buffaloes are host 
this year to the Smoky Mountain 
Basketball Conference, Thursday 
through Saturday, February 27- 
March L 

The contests got off to a good 
start last night with the game be- 
tween Emory and Henry and Car 
son Newman. Tonight, three new 
teams will be on the floor with a 
real battle of Miligan and Tuscu- 
lum. The winners of tonight's 
games will play off the champion- 
ship game Saturday night at 8:00 
o'clock while the losers of Frida y 
games will play at 7 for the conso- 

LMU, conference leaders, have 
lost two games; one to Tusculum 
and one to our Buffs. Tusculum 
lost three, one to LMU, one to 
Carson Newman, and one to Emory 
and Henry. Carson Newman in 
third place, bowed once to the 
Buffs, twice to LMU and once to 
Tusculum. Milligan lost to LMU. 
twice to Tusculum and once to 
Carson Newman. 

Milligan has a very good chance 
in the finals, although Coach 
Brown makes no bones about Tus- 
culum being a tough nut to crack. 
The Buffs will play both Friday 
and Saturday. 

After last week's slump the 
Buffs have snapped out of it and 
are determined to make a deter- 
mined bid for the Smoky Moun- 
tain Championship. 


For the first time in its history, 
Milligan College has enrolled the 
500th student. The registar has 
completed the registration for the 
spring term which reached this 
high mark in students taking work 
at the college. 


President Carter Davidson of 
Union College, Schenectady, N. Y., 
issued a statement that "it costs 
costs Sl.117.00 each year to edu- 
cate a student at Union. This does 
not include room and board. Of 
this amonut, the student pays in 
tuition only S450, or less than one- 


Published weekly by the Students 
of Milligan College 


Editor Jim Powers 

Associate Ed Dave Rose 

News John Hasty 

News Don Pearce 

Features Anne Adams 

Society Vesta Noblitt 

Reporters — 

Eva Allen, Henry Evans, Dot- 
tie Gurley, Billie Pruitt 

Circulation Martha Noblitt 

Photographer Jack Fortune 

— — ^ » 


The man who has proverbially 
"arrived" is nothing more than the 
proud product of this complex and 
amazing Twentieth Century Back- 
ing in the warm sunlight of his 
intellectual and cultural maturity, 
he has closed his eyes to the past 
and interprets life only in terras of 
Pliofilm raincoats, Cadillac sedans, 
and the various and sundry gadgets 
which exist solely for the mainte- 
nance of a comfortable living in 
this work -a -day world. Grand- 
mother has become old-fashioned 
and now Mother and Dad are fall- 
ing into the same category. 

Any wide-awake, up-to-date stu- 
dent of Milligan (Freshman in- 
cluded) has discovered that possi- 
bly there is more to this thing 
we call life than eating, sleeping, 
and merry-making. He has discov 
ered that we are the recipients of 
a rich heritage and as such we 
have become indebted to our fore 
fathers, ourselves, and succeeding 
generations in improving life in all 
its aspects. 

You who are now Education 
majors know that the modern sec- 
ondary school with its various 
complexities is no brain child cf 
some contemporary educator. The 
love of wisdom and knowledge as 
well as the transference of the 
same dates back to the debut of 
Adam and Eve and has seen its 
fruition in such men as Moses, 
Socrates, Plato, Paul the Apostle, 
and myriad other ancients. Expo- 
sure to our science department 
need not be long in persuading us 
that the raincoat, car, and gadgets 
mentioned above are not the ex- 
clusive attainments of the present 
age but the results of unnumbered 
men and women who have walked 
this road before us. And the weild- 
er of the baton knows that the 

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music he directs is not the spon- 
taneous result of a down-beat but 
the melodies and measured time 
of centuries. 

Yes, others have lived, have 
loved, have created, and have made 
their exits. We are indebted be- 
cause they have given to us a por- 
tion of their own lives that ours 
might be a little better. The stage 
is now cleared, our cue has been 
given, and the world sfands by as 
we perform our act upon the stage 
of life. 

Again let us ask: Have we "ar- 
rived"? Have we reached the 
zenith of human achievement? 
Have we ceased thirsting and hun- 
gering after the unknown, the un- 
explained, the unseen? If so we 
have fallen victims to our own 
bigotry. If not, then there remains 
yet a chance to know the truth of 
life and to free ourselves from the 
intellectual, cultural, and religious 
paralysis that besets the earnest 
and sincere lover of truth. Our 
motto might be the words of the 
great Teacher who once said, "Ye 
shall know the truth and the truth 
shall make you free." 


You are my inspiration. 

When things of life go wrong. 

My mind will often wander 

To you as they prolong. 

There are so many persons 

Who with you incompare; 

When things go wrong, 

You laugh and talk. 

It seems that you don't care. 

Even ' in the sight of you — 

It sets my blood on fire! 

I do not know at all, I say, 

What's in this fool's desire? 

But pleased am I to know you're 

And sorrowed if you're gone, 
From day to day, it's all the same, 
And yet vou have not known. 
— Reba Fay Lawson. 

Life is not so short but that 
there is always time enough for 
courtesy. — Ralph Waldo Emerson. 




College graduates in education 
a^e not likely to affect the teach- 
er shortage in less than two or 
three years, said a recent report of 
the committee on teacher appoint- 
ments of the University of Illinois. 

Requests to the university last 
year for teacher recommendations 
totaled 5,421, and increase of 31 
per cent over the previous year. 
Calls were received from 44 states 
and six foreign countries. 


Claude C. Callaway, 

I met "Uncle" Jethro at Berea 
College in January, 1940. He was 
tall, erect, remarkably active and 
still young in heart, despite his 
eighty years. He was the oldest 
and no doubt one of the most dis- 
tinguished and outstanding stud- 
ents Berea has ever had. I was 
with him in Opportunity School, 
an informal class which is unique, 
being patterned along the lines of 
the folks schools of Denmark. It 
is onen to men and women of the 
mountain regions of the South 
who seek to broaden their horizons 
and grow into better and more 
useful citizens, regardless of their 
educational background. There 
are no entrance requirements. 

The winter 'of 1940 was the 
tenth successive time Uncle Jethro 
had attended Opportunity School. 
By this time he was considered 
a symbol of the purpose for which 
the school exists, that is. the train- 
ing of head, heart, and hand. I 
shall never forget his cheerful, 
wholesome attitude towards all 
thiol's. h'S cooperative spirit, and 
h ; <! Vep""e" cf mind. I worked 
beside him in the machine shop, 
sat with him in classes, at lec- 
tures, concerts; and participated 
in games with him. When there 
■w?s work to be done, he was 
willing to help, and always insist- 
ed on "doing his part." Early on 
Sunday mornings he would come 
by the boys' dormitory and leave 
n cheerful reminder for us to be 
in church on time. At Union 
Church he was always to be found 
in the front pew. 

Often on the long winter eve- 
nings we would gather around the 
great fireplace in Academy Hall 
to listen to Uncle Jethro read 
his favorite passages from the 
P'ble. He would open our minds 
to its eternal truths. Later, he 
*""uld tell of his travels through 
Mexico, or perhaps Argentina, 
o>" sometimes read from Kalilil u 
G-ibr»n's THE PROPHET. I re- 
member these words: 

"We are the seeds of the te- 
nacious plant; and it is in our 
rineness and in our fullness of 
heart that we are given to the 
wind and are scattered." 
We are were amazed at his store 
of knowledge and his apprecia- 
tion of the finer things of life. 
His life was an inspiration to all 
who knew him. 
I began to inquire into this 

man's past, of people who had 
known him for many years. 

Jethro Grote's formal education 
had not gone beyond that of the 
fourth grade; nevertheless, he had 
made the best of every oppor- 
tunity to build a rich life. For 
years he had worked in the coal 
mines of West Virginia and in the 
timberlands of Kentucky, in order 
to save money to travel, not only 
through many states of the Union, 
but in Mexico and South America 
as well. He had returned to the 
Cumberland Mountains with many 
new ideas for community organ- 
ization. Through his effective 
leadership his community estab- 
lished Faith Mission, where the 
underprivileged were sheltered 
and educated. He helped to or- 
ganize community study groups 
to teach cooperative living, the 
responsibilities of citizenship, and 
religious tolerance. For ten win- 
ters Uncle Jethro had come to 
Opportunity School, and each time 
he had gone home with a store 
of information to be used towards 
the betterment of his community. 

Through the unselfish efforts of 
Jethro Grote countless people 
an abundant measures of good 
have been able to lay hold upon 
life. When he died in 1942, one 
of the leading educators of the 
South made the statement that 
Jethro Grote was one of the most 
distinguished sons of Kentucky. 
A professor at Berea wrote: 
"Through over eighty, his thirst 
for knowledge, his love of giving 
o.nd sharing, and his courage 
against all baseness kept him 
young and eager in spirit. Ken- 
tucky has lost a noble citizen." 

I loved Uncle Jethro for what 
he was; for the sincerity of his 
purposes, his constant regard for 
orhers. and for his indomitable 
Chnstian character. I like to think 
of him as a protoype of victorious 
living. In life he had one pur- 
pese; to help make the world a 
better place in which to live. In 
his meek relationship to God he 
had traveled only in one direc- 
tion — heavenward. Death loosed 
the bonds of time and environ- 
ment and Jethro Grote was re- 
leased to a richer, fuller service. 


A course in recreational leader- 
ship will be a part of the Univer- 
sity of Georgia's College of Educa- 
tion program ahis spring. The 
work calls for intensive training to 
teachers, church leaders and phys- 
ical education majors. 


Notre Dame university has a 
newly established Medieval Insti- 
tute in which study will be made 
of medieval history, theology, pri- 
losopjhy, languages, and literature. 
Old Latin is also a part of the 


British universities will hold 
summer school for Americans 
again this summer. Oxford, Birm- 
ingham, Aberdeen, London, and 
Liverpool universities have made 
plans to accommodate nearly 400 
American Students. 

This is the firts time since 1939 
that the British schools have been 
able to hold sessions for Ameri- 

Be patient with the faults of 
others — they have to be patient 
with vou. 


"Any individual can learn to 
draw once he overcomes his self- 
consciousness." This is the theory 
behind Columbia University's new 
course in drawing and painting. 
A heavy registration 'is reported 
for the class which begins in Feb- 


Records of the late negro scien- 
tist, George Washington Carver- 
have been placed in the library of 
West Virginia State College. The 
materials include a portrait, bio- 
graphy, letters, photograph and 
newspaper clippings. 


World-Wide Events 



1. The baby. 

2. The little girl. 

3. The co-ed. 

4. The young lady. 

5. The young lady. 

6. The young lady. 

— Puppet. 


Father: What did you and John 
talk about last night, dear? 

Daughter: Oh, we talked about 
our kith and kin. 

Small Brother: Yeth, pop, I 
heard 'em. He seth, "Kin I hev 
a kith?" and she seth, "Yith, you 
kin!" — Yale Record. 

"Well," said the cannibal chief, 
"what are we going to have for 
dinner tonight?" 

"A couple of old maids," said 
the chef. 

"Ugh . . . ugh . . . leftovers . . ." 
— Los Angeles Collegian. 

Making love is like making pie. 
All you need is a little crust and a 
lot of applesauce. — Campus Col- 

First Mosquito: "Why are you 
'making such a fuss?" 

Second Ditto: "Whoopee! I pass- 
ed the screen test." 

— Selected. 


A hungry dog once wandered 

Into a butcher's store; 
The butcher threw some sausage 

To the dog upon the floor. 

The butcher said, "Now eat it." 
The dog said, "I decline, 

For in that link of sausage 
Is that Old Gal of Mine!" 

Jim Powers, interviewing Don 
Pierce: "Next to a beautiful girl, 
Don, what do you consider the most 
interesting thing in the world? 

Don, without hesitating: "When 
I'm next to a beautiful girl, I don't 
bother about statistics." 

First Cannibal: Gosh, I forgot 
the roast. The missionary is burn- 

Second Cannibal: Holy Smoke! 

Native and American scholars completing the translation 
of the Quiche New Testament used in Guatemala. 

President Elliott Speaker 
At Youth Conference 

President Elliott left yesterday 
for a three-day speaking engage- 
ment at the Allegheny County, 
Pennsylvania, Mid-Winter 
Young Peoples, Bible Conference. 

The conference, under the 
sponsorship of the Allegheny 
County Churches of Christ, will 
meet Friday, Saturday and Sun- 
day in the Homestead church. 

A young widow commissioned a 
monument cutter to inscribe on 
her husband's tombstone: "My 
Sorrow Is More Than I Can Bear." 

Before the work was finished, 
the widow married again, and the 
cutter asked her if she still wanted 
the inscription. 

"Yes," she said, "but just add 
the word 'Alone'." 

Leonardo Da Vinci: Iron rusts 
from disuse, stagnant water loses 
its purity and in cold weather be- 
comes frozen; even so does inac- 
tion sap the mind. 

Parody of ^Thanatopsis" 

So live, that when thy teachers come to join 
The innumerable grades, which add 
To that mysterious sum, which each shall take 
On his report card to the silent halls of home, 
Thou go not, like a sneaking dog at night, 
Scourged to his kennel, but sustained and soothed 
By flattering grades, approach thy doom 
Like one who rushes from the doors of school 
For home, and lies down to pleasant dreams. 

— Selected. 

Mar. 8, 1947 

Milligan College 

Published in the Interest of Campus Life at Milligan College, Milligan College, Tennessee 

"THE SHOWOFF" in Rehearsal 

Stampede Photo 

By Jack Fortune 

Practice Teaching at 
Happy Valley 

Joe Startles, Vernon Thomas and 
Edwin Boman are doing directed 
teaching this semester at the Hap- 
py Valley school. 

Joe and Vernon, who are Physical 
Education majors, are teaching 
boys three days a week and two 
days instruction is given to the 
girls. Incidentally, the girls say 
they like their teachers. 

Edwin is teaching English and 
at present Shakespeare's Macbeth. 

Students Hear Romberg 

A group of musically minded 
Milligan students traveled to Knox- 
ville Tuesday afternoon, March 4, 
to hear the celebrated Sigmund 
Romberg and his fifty-two piece 
symphony orchestra in a concert at 
the University of Tennessee audi- 

The trip was made by bus with 
Mr. and Mrs Warner in charge. 
The group arrived back in Milli- 
gan about 2:30 Wednesday morn- 


Jim Brooks, president of the Bus- 
iness Club, has announced that 
the group will hold its first meet- 
ing for the month of March of 7:30 
Monday morning in Room 108 of 
the Ad Building. 

Routine Business will be cleared 
away at this time and a Treasurer 
and Historian will be elcted to 
fill vacancies left by departing stu- 

Arrangements are being made to 
have Mr. T .W. Roland, head cash- 
ier of the Hamilton National Bank, 
address the group directly after 
the business meeting. Mr. Roland 
is one of the Johnson City's prom- 
inent citizens and a member of 
the Chamber of Commerce. All 
those interested in hearing Mr. 
Roland are invited to this meeting. 

Constitutional Committee Meets 
The Constitutional Committee, 
which is under the joint leadership 
of President Elliot, Proffessor Coch- 
rane and Professor Oaks, is making 
rapid progress in compiling a Con- 
stitution for a Student Govern- 

Milligan College Players 
Ready For 'The Showoff 

The Milligan College Players 
have finished their last full week 
of rehearsals and are ready for 
final dress performances,, in prep- 
eration for the public showing of 
George Kelly's three-act comedy, 
"The Show Off," which will be 
presented in the college auditor- 
ium next Thursday and Friday 

All tat the two lead roles have 
been double cast. A different 
group will present each of the two 

Miss Anne Adams of Cedar Hill, 
Tennessee, will play Mrs. Fisher 
and Paul Griz of Elkhom, W. Vs., 
will be the 'center of attraction as 
Anbury, the '"show off." 

Supporting the leads will De 
Dottie Gurley and Ellen Austin is 
Auibury's girl friend, Amy; Bailie 
Pruitt and Julia Lynch as Clara, 
tihe oldest sister who is rather 
free with her advice; Jack Luke- 
hart and Dave Riose as the young 
inventive genius, Jos Pisher; Joe 
Hagan and Heknar Hodg, the 
insurance imam, Mr. Rogers; Hor- 
ace Pettit and Leroy Wright have 
the part of Frank Hyland, Clara's 
overly quiet husband; Hoyt Dees 
. and Glenn Corlew are playing 
"Gill." the obliging workman; and 
Mr. Fisher is portrayed by Eldon 
King arid James Messimer. Mr. 
Fisher, -toy the way, has a rough 
time of it in the play. 

Dr. Lorenz, professor of speech, 
is directing ithe play. 

Vacation Meal Scedule 

President Elliott has announced 
that there will not be any meals 
served in the college dining room 
during spring vacation. This means 
that the last meal will be at noon, 
Thursday, March 20 and the first 
meal after vacation will be Sun- 
day evening, Maireh 23. 


When a man knows that he does- 
n't know much, he knows a lot. 


Published Weekly By the Students 
of Milligan College 


For the next few weeks, the 
Stampede will be edited by vari- 
ous members of the staff. 
Editor this week Jim Morrison 

Staff members: Dave Rose, Bob 
Rhea, Paul Nourse, Eldon King, 
Glenn Corlew, Jack Fortune. 

If You Were Editor 

There is always quite a bit of . 
criticism from students concerning 
this paper. Perhaps this is to be 
expected for we know many of 
our own shortcomings. We do ap- 
preciate, however, your comments 
in the work we are trying to do. 

We of the staff have made an 
honest effort to print that which 
we think is of interest to the major- 
ity of the students. We are broad- 
minded enough to welcome any 
suggestion that you think would 
improve our work. But please don't 
just tell your room mate about 
this suggestion, tell us about it. 
Your letters, notes, or any idea 
are welcome. We are sure you will 
find all members of the staff eager 
to receive criticism. 

There is a deadline when mater- 
ial MUST be in for publication. 
If those who promise to have some- 
thing for the paper do not have it 
ready at the deadline, then filler 
material must be substituted or 
there will not be any paper. 

A student paper is just what the 
students make it. So the next time 
you have an idea, write it for publi- 
cation and see how your suggest- 
ion helps make a better STAM- 

Spring Sports 

The Milligan College calendar 
of spring events covers a wide va- 
riety of activities. One or more of 
these will be of interest to all of 
us-especially those activities which 
will quicken the heart-beat of we 
"sports loving" Americans. 

The American people go in for 
sports more than any people and 
his fine sportsmanship and fair play 
is considered the world over to be 
one of his foremost characteristics 
so may we never be justly accused 
of not living up to our reputation 
•f being good sportsmen. 


There will be a meeting of the 
entire staff of The Stampede at 
8 o'clock, Monday evening, Mar. 
10 in the Ad building. All who 
are interested are invited wheth- 
er you are a member of the staff 
or not. 

Constitutional Committee Meets 

At the._ meeting Tuesday even- 
ing. Edward Birley, Martha Lecka, 
Isabell Matherley. Carl Matherley, 
Betty Jo Clemens, and Harry Fine 
were present. 


It isn't often that a paper gets 
scooped in its own back yard but 
that's what happened to us this 
week, so we pass it on to you as 
we read it in the papers. 

Hugo Yancey of Kingsport 
high school is likely to succeed 
coach Brown at Milligan. 

President Elliott's Travels 
President Elliott's Travels. 

President Elliott is away more 
often than he is on the campus. 
He has just returned from a trip 
to Pennsylvania and this week will 
be in the south — Chattanooga, At- 
lanta, Birmingham and parts of 
Mississippi. He will return to Mil- 
ligan, Saturday morning. 

P. W. Bridgman: There is no 
adequate defense, except stupidity, 
against the impact of a new idea. 

Face the sunshine and the sha- 
dows will fall behind you. 

You cannot make (trouble for 
others without having some of it 
stick tight to you. 

Chapel Speakers 

Joe D. Hill, minister and native 
of East Tennessee, will be the cha- 
pel speaker for Wednesday morn- 
ing, March 11. 

•Mr. Hill, who lived near Jones- 
boro before entered the ministry, 
is a forceful speaker and pastor of 
the influential Christian Church. 
Latonda, Kentucky. 

On Friday morning. J. Halbert 
Brown of Charlottesville, Virginia, 
will be the guest speaker. 


The young people of Hopwood 
Memorial Church will meet Sunday 
evening at 6 o'clock in their regu- 
lar Sunday evening youth forum. 
Dottie Gurlie is in charge of the 

David Rose will be the preacher 
for the evening worship service 
at 7 o'clock. 

Christian Service Club Active 

The college Christian Service 
Club is now sending out two 
preaching and singing teams in 
answer to the pleading cries of 
local churches for special Sunday 
evening services. The ministerial 
students do the preaching and the 
girls assist with special musical se- 

The Club is also sponsoring the 
service each Sunday evening in the 
Hopwood Memorial church- here on 
the campus. 

The boys who have preached 
thus far are: Dave Rose, Bob Rhea, 
Paul Nourse, Leslie Shergott, and 
Claude Calloway. The preachers for 
next Sunday evening are Dave Rose, 
Paul Nourse, and Paul Bauer. 

A group of the young people 
under the direction of Ellen Aus- 
tin, haVe been in charge of a vesper 
service at the Soldier's Hospital, 
Johnson City, every Sunday of the 
month since last November. 

Keep your temper — no one else 
wants it. 

You can't hold another fellow 
down in the ditch unless you stay 
down there yourself. 

— Booker T. Washington 


1. It pleases mother so much. 

2. It is a fine mark of manliness. 

3. It proves I have self -control. 

4. It indicates how clearly my mind 

5. It makes my conversation so 
pleasing to everybody. 

6. It leaves no doubt in anyone's 
mind as to my good breeding. 

7. It impresses people that I have 
more than ordinary education. 

8. It is an unmistakenable sign of 
culture and refinement. 

9. It makes me a very desirable 
personality among women and 

10. It is my way of honoring God 
who said, "Thou shalt not take 

-the name of the Lord in vain." 

The cast of The Sliowoff after a strenuous practice 

By Jack Fortune 

Front Row — Dottie Gurley, Anne Adams, Paul Griz, Hoyt Dees. 
Second Row — Joe Hagan, Ellen Austin, Glenn Corlew. 
Third Row — David Rose, Jack Lukehart, Billie Pruitt, Leroy Wright. 
Back Row— Helmar Hodge, Dr. Lorenz. Jim Messimer, Horace Pettit. 

The Sports Calendar 

Spring is casting its shadow on 
the coming sports program: 

Mr. Rice, acting director of Ath- 
letics, is arranging a ten-game 
baseball schedule including a pen- 
ding game with the University of 

Baseball is fast becoming one 
of the major collegiate sports and 
the big league scouts are habitu- 
ally visiting college games in 
hopes of finding big league mater- 

One of Milligan's boys — Lefty 
Dance, already has made a step 
toward "big-time" baseball in that 
he is with a St. Louis Cardinal 
farm team now. And Lefty is the 
boy who proved to us that you 
don't have to have much past ex- 
pereince to play college football - 
and do a good job of it. 

Some of the lettenmen will be 
back in the harness again. Claude 
Holsclaw, Cot Presnell, Harry Fry, 
Bill Carico, Henry Simmons, and 
Bill Showalter will be in uniform. 

Track Team 

Mr. Rice is anticipating bigger 
and better things for the track 
team this spring. Arrangements 
are being made for a track program 
which will include at least four 
meets, with the probability of a 
relay team to go to Pennsylvania 
for the Philadelphia meet. 


Professor Thompson, who coach- 
es the tennis teams, has found, in 
addition to the "hold-overs," some 
very promising new-comers. Last 
year's group-Francis Brumit, Stoke 
Caldwell, Sherman MeCartt, Bob 
Showalter, Bob Rice, and Fred Key 
will keep Milligan in the front 
line again. 

There will be at least eight 
meets: four at home and four 
away. University of Tennessee. 
Tennessee Tech and Maryville, 
will appear on the schedule. 

The regular day student enroll- 
ment at Butler University (a Chris- 
tian Church University) for 1946- 
47 is 4,061 and the evening school 
enrollment is 763, making a total 
of 4,824 for the fall semester. Ap- 
proximately 2,623 are veterans. 

Paul Griz and Fred Keyes are 

carrying the buddy system too 

far. Now they are sharing the 
same girl. 

Jack Lukehart finds that he has 
competition on the campus. 

Any information pertaining to 
the whereabouts, what about, or 
just anything about a certain Clau- 
dia, who has Ralph Derting dream- 
in about wedding bells, would be 
greatly appreciated. 

And we'd like to take this oppor- 
tunity to bid Coach and Mrs. 
Brown goodbye. . .and good luck. 

The Buffalo He(a)rd 


In keeping with the current 
trend of thought in their own 
field, the members of the Pre- 
Med Club are stulying the pro- 
blem of socialized medicine. Art- 
icles relating to this subject are 
being placed on the reserve shelf 
in the library for group reading 
and the topic is being discussed 
at the club meetings. 

A Pre-Med bulletin board has 
been placed in the hall outside 
the biology lab. 

Featured in "The Showoff" 

Paul Griz and Anne Adams 
who play the lead in the College 
Players production, The Showoff. 
Tickets go on sale today at the 
Student Union. 

Official enrollment at Milligan 
College (a Christian Church col- 
'lege) is 500 for the 1946-47 term. 

Any time you feel indispensable, 
take a walk through the cemetery 
and read the headstones. Those 
guys were pretty hot stuff, too. 

First, we were glad to see last 
semester's graduates, Spraker, Stal- 
lard, and Pardue back on the camp- 
us this past week end. Seems like 
old times. 

We %vouldn't worry too much 
about it, Lee. They say true love 
never does run smooth. 

Bill Smith lost his last fight but 
apparently has won back his first 

We wonder why Ruth O'Neill 
was elated and not in the least dis- 
turbed over being snowbound up 
in Virginia last week-end. It could- 
n't have been because Joe lives 
there of course 

Fizzby, is it your drums, sax, or 
magnetic personality that gets the 
attention of the wemale populace 
on the campus? And incidentally, 
we are still wondering about that 
handkerchief. . . 

Pardon us, Betty Lou, but your 
halo is definitely slipping. 

Dame Rumor has it that one Jim 
Rudder is carrying the torch for 
glamor gal, Francis Umberger. 

We'd like to see more of this 
Marcelline Riddle and Glen Hagy 

A "newsome" twosome on the 
campus- Rod Pope and Vivian Xob- 

Aiice, which do you consider the 
more important, trig or boys? 


Lois Pettit has developed a sud- 
den liking for music. Or, on second 
thought, perhaps her interest is 
the guitar player. 

Bruse, someone asked us to ask 
you if you are subject to headaches? 

Tying a bow tie is an intricate 
piece of work, isn't it Kenneth? 

Careful fellows! Dr. Lorenz is 
teaching Anne Adams to wink. . . . 
and what a wink it is. 

Joe Farry finally agreed with 
Prof. Boyadjis. 

Bob Rhea certainly isn't letting 
the moss gather on his stone. Is he 
Miss Ward? 

Wonder why all the long faces 
arourffi the boys' dorms last week? 
Could it be that the checks had not 


April 1, 1947 

Miiligan T College 

Published in the. Interest of Campus Life at Milligan College, Milligan College, Tennessee 



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Life Saving Course 

Mildred Welshimer 

Miss Mildred Welshimer of Can- 
ton, Ohio, has accepted the posi- 
tion of Dean of Women here at 
Milligan. Miss Welshimer will suc- 
ceed Dean- Ivor Jones, who will re- 
turn to her position in the His- 
tory Department. Miss Welshimer, 
whose father is pastor of the First 
Christian Church of Canton, Ohio, 
graduated from McKinley High 
School of Canton, and attended 
Hiram College. For ten years Miss 
Welshimer has been editor of the 
Christian Endeavor Quarterly; 
Standard Publishing Co., Cincin- 
nati. Summers she has spent as 
leader and lecturer at Christian 
Conference camps. 


Coach Rice has taken over the 
the duties as Head of the Physi- 
cal Education Department. This 
position was formerly held by 
Coach Ray Brown. Rice is ' well 
qualified for the job, having com- 
pleted work on his Masters at 
Columbia and is planning to finish 
his Doctors thesis this summer. 
The Director of the Physical Edu- 
(Continued on Page 3) 

An instructors course in Senior 
Red Cross Life Saving will be of- 
fered at Milligan College begin- 
nin'g April 31 and lasting through 
April 25. 

Anyone having their Senior Red 
Cross Life Saving certificate will 
be eligible to enroll. However, 
everyone must take a seventeen 
hour refresher course before tak- 
ing the instructors course. 

David Book will teach the re- 
fresher course. Following (this, 
Howard Anderson, field represen- 
tative rf the Nia'i'oroaJ Red Cross in 
first aid and water safety for this 
area, will give the instructors 

■ One class of Milligan students 
has completed their Senior Life- 
saving course with fifteen qualify- 
ing and another class is in prog- 

This course is being offered by 
the American Red Cross in cooper- 
ation with the Department of Phy- 
sical Education of Milligan Col- 

Under the supervision of David 
Beck, the second group of senior 
life saving candidates have begun 
their seventeen hours of instruc- 
tion and intensive practice. Class- 
es meet three times a week from 
eight to ten P. M. at the swim- 
(Continued > on Page 2) 

Cast of the ShowOff wins addi- 
tional honors this week. The play 
was given at the Soldiers Home on 
Wednesday and in Erwin on Friday 
evening. This annual theatrical pro- 
duction is, deservedly, one of the 
highlights of the college year. 
Working under many handicaps the 
payers turned in a fine perform- 
ance in The Show-Off. Anne Adams 
and Paul Griz carried off the parts 
of Aubrey and Mrs. Fisher admir- 
ably. Miss Adams especially shows 
unusual talent and ability. Dr. 
Lorenz, indefatigueable sponsor ex- 
presesd the greatest satisfaction at 
the performance. The student body 
whole heartily agrees. 

Howard McCorkle 
C. Howard McCorkle, for the 
past three years principal of 
Science High School in Johnson 
City, will become dean of Milligan 
College on July 1. 

McCorkle, a native of Elizabeth- 
ton, is a graduate of Science Hill 
High School. In 1931, he received 
a degree from Milligan and in 
1936 he received a master of arts 
degree from Vanderbilt Univ- 
ersity. He has done additional 
graduate work at Peabody Col- 
lege for teachers. 

Library To Be Open Evenings 

Miss Gretchen Smith announces 
that the library is open Monday, 
Tuesday, and Thursday nights 
from seven-thirty to nine-thirty. 
This open at night is a trial per- 
iod, dependent entirely upon the 
use to which it is put by the stu- 
dents. Miss Smith believes in 
making the library available as 
long as it is desired by the stu- 
dents. If you want the library 
open at night — use it. It is for 
research, for finding information, 
checking out books; it is not a 
study hall or date parlor. 


The Student Union Store is a 
part of Milligan College. It is 
doing an important service well. 
Let's make it better. 

By Henry Evans 

The Student Union Store is 
owned by Milligan College and 
operated by the business office 
for the benefit of the college stu- 
dents. We believe that a sincere, 
constructive critcism and appraisal 
of the store can result only in 
more interest in the store, more 
understanding of the problems in- 
volved and, hence, more benefit 
to the students and more satis- 
faction to the Administration. 
This article proposes to be just 
such a critcism. 

About the year 1933 Professor 
Hyder, who was then the College 
Treasurer, purchased for the col- 
lege the property now known as 
the Student Union Store. Original- 
ly it housed the College book 
store, but this was moved to the 
Administration Building and the 
Student Union Store came to sell 
other school supplies, soft drinks 
and sundry articles that the Stu- 
dents needed or wanted. The 
merchandise now on hand is 
valued by Mr. Long at about 
$2,000. Mrs. Parrott is in charge 
of the Store, under the direction 
of the business office, and em- 
ploys about five or six students 
as clerks. 

The Store is a valuable item 
of school property, doing a good 
job with this almost indispensable 
services to the students. But can 
we, within reasonable "limits of 
renovation and expenses, improve 
this service for which the Store 
was organized? 

Specificaltly, the students can 
help by handling the soft drink 
bottles carefully and by leaving 
them at the Store. Loss of bot- 
tles is an expense to the school 
and, therefore, a loss to the stu- 
dents. Obviously, we can increase 
the attractiveness and usefulness 
of the store by cooperating in 
keeping it clean. 

We believe that some badly 
needed equipment in the store 
would soon pay for itself by the 
increased business. A few small 
tables and some chairs would be 
a real improvement. Often the 
store is rushed with customers. 
More help could be used to 
advantage at such times. 


Talking to some of the Senior 
boys and never saw such hedg- 
ing, such hemming and hawing. 
Some of them mighty skittish: 
couldn't get a definite statement 
from any of them. It seems that 
these under grads, freshmen espe- 
cially, have just about embarrassed 
the old boys to death. One of them 
said that he felt like a cad; been 
dating this co-ed over here at Har- 
din for about a month and every- 
one looking askance at him for not 
announcing an engagement at least. 

Incidentally, J. W. Abbott's new 
addition to the family is a good 
chance to say something about him. 
He started to Milligan back in about 
1937, I believe. Used to be a star 
football player here at Milligan. 
He's finishing up this year in Busi- 
ness Ad. "Ten years," said John 
with a sigh. "Ten Years." We know 
what he means. 

Dean Houk of Pardee Hall has 
gone into the barber business. This 
reporter was down for a haircut 
the other day. He had about an 
hour to catch a bus. Had to shave, 
shower, and change clothes, so we 
told Dean to make it snappy. It was 
no use. He's the most painstaking 
felow we've seen in these times. 
You can't rush him. He does a 
good job even though he gets hair 
all over his apartment. We haven't 
asked Peggy, his wife, what she 
thinks of it, but will say it's a 
mighty restful place to wait for a 
haircut — deep, easy chairs, soft 
lights, a radio — really barbering 
with a touch of home. 

And then Big Harry Fine comes 
around about twice a week to col- 
lect the dry cleaning. It's pretty 
nice to lie in the sack and say, 
"Those gray pants, Harry, they're 
hanging on the rack." " Sure beats 
lugging them around to the clean- 
ers yourself. 

A Buffalo Heard . . . 

Edna Frye seems to be quite a 
Famine fcuwle. Care to confirm 
that Bud or Benny? 

Joe, the girls are all agag over 
your new crew cut! Sorry, Fizz, 
we can't say the same for you. 

Akron" Jack, we hope your im- 
portant dinner engagements don't 
interfer with your dates with Paul- 

Here's our nomination for the 
cutest couple . . . Cliff Wells ana 
Libby Collins. 

What happened to your big pic- 
ture from Olan Mills, Lois? May- 
be Bob Rice knows about it. 

Judy Skeen seems awfully inter- 
ested in swimming or is it the new 
Vie guard? 

Congratulations . . . Kermit! Al- 
ice, they say that ring is Kress's 

Know why Peggy Walsh is, all 
.aglow. She just got back from 
Nashville and seeing Billy! 

Listening to "Ease on Down" 
we hesrd "Have I told You Lately 
That I Lorve You?" for McClurd. 
Jean, we didn't know! 

Overheard Frank say after a 
strenous day's work, "If my girl 
wants to play anv games tonight, 
she'll have to play by he-self." 
Eraimia, just what kind of games 
do you play. 

Does Sev : ers a/itnially take fish- 
ing gear with hom when he sees 
Phvl Buchanan? Phyl, youare 
slirnnirg if wri Irvt him waste all 
tb?t fame on fish! 

We admire the support that 
Gwen and Vernon are divine to 
the f^otbi'l team in onrina prac- 
tice — (but why not come when the 
ter™ is fihere. 

Miss Bledsoe ; s constantly yawn- 
ing in her morning English ohss. 
Jack. d:oes it t3>ke no m"rii night 
work to become Tsh.oty*wii*»? 


iContinued from .Page" 1) 

ming pool. 

About fifteen students complet- 
ed the first course before the 
Spring Holidays. The present 
class will be through in time for 
those desiring to enroll in the 
instructors course to do so. This 
class, beginning in April, will in- 
clude a fifteen hour refresher 
course followed by seventeen 
hours, of instruction. 

The Stampede 


The constitutional representa- 
tives have the privilege of publish- 
this issue of the Stampede and 
we sincerely hope you like it. 

Editor— Ed Birleley 
Reporters — 

News — Don Pearce and Kyle 

Gossip — Betty Stratton and Betty 

Sports — Harry Fine. 
Editorialists — Joe Hagan, Henry 
Evans, and Mrs. Carl Matherly. 

Typist — Martha Lecka. 


Beautiful in its simplicity was 
the wedding of Eva Allen of Er- 
win, Tennessee to Paul Nourse of 
Portsmouth, Ohio. The ceremony, 
which was held in the First Chris- 
tian church of Erwin was per- 
formed by President Elliott. 

The bride, attired in blue crepe 
with brown accessories and carry- 
ing a Bible showered with an or- 
chid, was given in marriage by 
her father. Emma Allen, her sis- 
ter's only attendant, wore fuschia 
crepe with black accessories. Dave 
Rore served as best man. Before 
the ceremony Betty Ruth Wil- 
liams of Johnson City sang "Al- 
ways " 

After a short wedding trip to 
Ohio, the returned Milligan Col- 

Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Albert of 
Lemoyne, Pa. announce the en- 
gagement of Oraleah Albert to 
Bill Lee Smith of Fayette City, 
Pa. The young couple plan to be 
married May 25 in the Lemonye 
Church of Christ, Lemoye, Penn- 

* * * 

Mr. and Mrs. Allen Alford of 
Erwin, Tennessee announce the 
arrival of a baby girl. 

Mrs. Allen is the sister of David 
Beck and the father is a spoho- 
more at Milligan. 

* * * 

The engagement of Betty Lynn 
Ellis to William Hall of Eliza- 
bethton has been announced. No 
definite wedding plans have been 

• * * 

Miss Kathryn Dugger became 
the bride of Lucian Monroe 
Fouts, Jr. Saturday evening at 7 
o'clock in the First Baptist Church 
of Elizabethton. An impressive 
double ring ceremony was per- 

Mrs. Dugger chose as her ma- 
tron of honor Mrs. Glenn Hath- 
away, the former Miss Elizabeth 
Goss. The bridesmaids were Miss 
Iucy Fouts, sirter of the groom, 
Mrs. Joe Don Fouts. Mrs. John 
Dugger, Mrs. William Coleman, 
M~s. Bill Presson, and Miss Judy 
f <!'th.. Flower girl was little 
Wendy Wiggins 

Mr. Fouts had as his best man, 
bis brother Mr. Joe Don Fouts. 
Ushers werp Haynes Elliott. John 
Dugger Bill Presson, Kermit mil, 
Glen Hathaway, and Jack For- 

Mrs. Fouts is the daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. George F. Dugger of 
Elizabethton. She attended Sul- 
lins College and Milligan College. 
Mr. Fouts. the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. L. M. Fout Sr.. of Elizabeth- 
ton, is ot present attending Mill- 
igan College. 



■ /f-Jearue 

This picture Will be shown in 
chapel Friday morning. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Abbott of 
Johrnon City announce the birth 
of a daughter, Revonda Ann 
Abboit, on March 6. Mother, 
daughter, and J.'.., a senior at 
Milligan. all cVang fine. This 
makes three for John. 

Despite much hush-hush we gath- 
er that Jimmie Brooks, "Hatless" 
Joe Fair, Spooney Schultz, and 
and Lefty Fraley are planning a 
large evening's entertainment for 
the student body sometime in April. 
The purpose is to raise money for 
the senior class. It seems that this 
year's seniors have planned quite a 
presentation to enshrine them- 
selves in the hearts of posterity 
"When the class of '47 is gone." 

The Recreation Committee, 
r.ost maligned and least support- 
ed organization on the campus, 
is still plugging away. Every 
Monday morning at ten o'clock, 
the ever optimistic members meet 
on the third floor of the Admin- 
istration Building to try some- 
thing in the way of student en- 
tertainment Despite the fact 
that ninety per cent of the student 
body leaves for somewhere every 
week-end, the committee tries to 
furnish some kind of program 
for those remaining on the cam- 


Despite the rough weather and 
short time for practice, "Doc" 
Thompson's netters were able to 
take every match in the meet 
against the Mars Hill netters by 
winning five singles and two dou- 
bles on the Milligan courts, 
March 15. 

Each match was won as fol- 
F. Brummitt 6-1, 6-4 

R. Showalter 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 
E. Archer 6-1, 6-4 

B. Rice 6-4, 6-2 

J. Walker 6-4, 6-0 


Brummitt arid 

Showalter 6-1, 7-5 

S. Caldwell and 

McCurry 6-4, 9-7 

The team is expected to im- 
prove greatly because of close 
competition among the seeded 
players who are determined to 
hold on to their ranks or to 
advance into higher ranks. Im- 
provement has already been no- 
ticed since the Mars Hill meet. 
Up to date, Bob Rice has been 
the more progressive than any 
other player on the team. Two 
newcomers, Archer and Walker, 
have shown themselves to be. 
worthy to be on the regular team. 
However, there can be no slack- 
ing on their parts, for Caldwell, 
McCurry, and Hagan are hungry 
to make the regular team. Brum- 
mitt and Showalter play tennis, 

The remainder of the Buff's 
net schedule is as follows: 

Carson-Newman Apr. 9 Apr. 22 
Tenn. Wes. Apr. 12 May 10 

Mars Hill Apr. 15 

T. P. I. Apr. 18 May 8 

L. M. U. May 3 May 17 

E. & H. May 6 May 22 

Tusculum (to be scheduled) 

Scoop on the bowling alleys is 
that they will be renovated soon. 
Coach Rice has an estimate on 
the work necessary for cleaning 
the alleys, buying new pins and 
light weight bowling balls. 


(Continued from Page 1) 

cation is in complete charge of 
all intra-mural athletics as well 
as physical education classes and 

College Choir Makes Two-week Concert Tour of South 

The choir of 31 young people 
from Milligan College will leave 
April 7 for a two-week tour of 
Tennessee, Alabama and Missis- 
sippi during which time they will 
give twelve concerts in various 

The college choir, consisting of 
19 girls and 12 boys, is under the 
direction of Professor E. Gordon 
Warner with Mrs. Warner as the 

Professor Warner was, for 
years, a member of the famous 
Ringling Brothers Circuis band 
and has injected his showmanship 
into this choral performance. 

The program consists of sacred 
and popular numbers including 
Gretchaninoffs "The Lord's Pray- 
er" and the Sullivan — Waring ar- 
rangement of "Onward Christian 
Soldiers." Professor Warner also 
has his own popular arrangement 
of Stephen Foster's folk song — 
"Old Black Joe." 

The schedule is as follows: 
April 8 — Rockwood, Tenn. 
April 9 — Chattanooga, Tenn. 
April 10 — Birmingham, Ala. 
April 11 — Mobile, Ala. 
April 12— Gulfport, Miss. 
April 13 — Hattiesburg, Miss. 
April 13 — Jackson, Miss. 
April 14 — Meridian, Miss. 
April 15 — West Point, Miss. 
April 16 — Memphis, Miss. 
April 17 — Nashville, Tenn 
April 18— Tullahoma. Tenn. 


Joyce Gardner- N. Middlefown, Kentucky 

Lois Keyes Elizabethton, Tennessee 

Kattie Lee King . .- Gilbert, Arkansas 

Grace Lnng . Grinnell, Iowa 

Hillsboro, Ohio 
Elizabethton, Tennessee 
Johnson City, Tennessee 

Lemoyne, Pennsylvania 
Jonesboro, Tennessee 

Peggy Medsker 

Nannette Tipton 

Betty Ruth Williams 


Lee Albert 

Martha Bailey 

Emma Jean Bingham * . . . . Elizabethton, Tennessee 

Gerena Christian Church Hill, Tennessee 

Jean Gcodson Rogersville,, Tennessee 

Jean Gr; ; y Rogersville, Tennessee 

Betty Jo Grubbs Lexington, Kentucky 

Reba Fay Lawson : Cleveland, Tennessee 

Martha Noblitt Tullaihoma. Tennessee 

Lo ; s Pettit Chehalis, Washington 

Clara-Wjrd Wray Buffalo, New York 


Edward Bailey Johnson City, Tennessee 

Edward Barnes Monessen, Pennsylvania 

Charles E. Daniel ■ Washington, D. C. 

Ralph Derting Hiltons. Virginia 

Edward Hyder Elizabethton, Tennessee 

Leroy Wright Bristol, Virginia 


Dees Hoyt Johnson City. Tennessee 

Eldon King Gilbert, Arkansas 

Ronald Peters Bagley. Towa 

Robert P. Rhea Akron, Ohio 

Kyle Ripley : -. . Gveeneville, Tennessee 

Kenneth L. Roark Elizabethton, Tennessee 

PIANO SOLOIST— Janet Catlett Martinsburg, West Virginia 

SOPRANO SOLOISTS— Grace Lang and Peggy Medsker 
GIRLS' DOUBLE TRIO — loyee Gardner. Gerena Christian. Lee Albert 
Betty Ruth Williams. Betty Jo Grubbs. Martha Noblitt 


On Thursday evening, March 27, 
at 8:00 o'clock the Voice and Piano 
Students of the Department of 
Music gave their annual spring re- 
cital in the college auditorium. 
Selected vocal and piano pieces 
were presented. 

Following four sacred songs 
which opened the program Miss 
Sue Ellis, Ann Rice and Rosalie 
Warner presented a piano interlude 
which was enthusiastically received. 
Following solo and piano selections 
the program closed with a piano 
duet by Miss Janet Catlett and Mrs. 

Gordon Warner. 

This, the first recital since Milli- 
gan returned to its peacetime sta- 
tus, was well attended and warmly 
received by students and friends. 

Peggy Medsker, Katherine Parker, 
Nannette Tipton,, James Messimer, 

Beat Stetson 

November 8th 



NO. 1 

jVIilligan Band Halloween Party 

Makes Their Bow to ^^^ ^ ^ fonn 

of a Halloween Party will take 

The Milligan Band of fifty place in the Gym Thursday 
pieces with blazing orange and night, October 30. Festivities 
black uniforms strutted down will begin at 7:30 sharp, so if 
the field at half-time Saturday you want to get in on all the 
night playing a fast stepping fun, don't be late, 
march. After forming a "T" for The party will take its theme 
Middle Tennessee, the crowd ac- ir 0m the traditional county fair, 
companied the band with the inasmuch as committees from 
words to their Alma Mater. eacn dub and organization on 
Next and on the other side of the campus have had their heads 
the field, the Milligan stands together for the past two weeks 
arose and solemnly voiced their -creating" a booth- A nd from 
Alma Mater with the band in wna t has been let slip, it liter - 
the formation of an "M". ally promises to be a scream. 

As the last chords of the Alma General admission is for free, 
Mater die, there is seen ap- ^d a fee of five cents each will 
proaching the center of the field -be charged to find out what 
a huge blue raider who is met gg^g on inside each booth. 
by a snorting, raging buffalo. j; ow of course, this is going 
They engage in a hilarious Strug- to be a costume affair, so drag 
gle, which ends in a victory for out your old clothes and your 
the Buffalo and consequently imagination and see what you 
the blue raider is carried off the can whip up. This reporter 
field on a stretcher. " In con- heard one person say that they 
elusion, the band played an- were going to wear an oak-leaf 
other snappy march and return- cluster and go as General Eisen- 
ed to the stands to support the hower, and I'm sure that no one 
Milligan cheering section. will want to miss that. 

During this football season There will be free refresh- 
the band is choosing its library' mentSi s0 an 0l - yo u that have 

for the spring concert ^ e "end-of-the-month-finandal 

For this to be a usual account b lues" can substitute a run on 
of the band at football games th£ affair instead of the usual 
is the dream of some of the raid 0Q ihe Union, 
musical minded at Milligan, 
This does not necessarily have 
to be such a vain hope. It is 
possible for us to go even be- 
yond what is fore mentioned. 

The first step has to be made 
by the students themselves, fit \ FrP^ll 171371 
Any band has to have body ^U £\ 1 1 CSlllUail 

from which to build. There are 

already about twenty students Freshmen are divided into two 
who have expressed their in- sexes, male an d female, as are 
terest in such an organization- human beings. Tne male fresh- 
These students need to support man is subdivided into three 
i them, a more varied instrumen- parts; those who go to college 
tation. For it is desirable to to escape work, those who go 
have volume or quantity to to prepare for a profession, and 
complement quality. Some of those who go merely out of 
these instruments are: trum- cariosity. Fe m a l e fres hm en are 
pets, saxaphones (especially Bb also subdivided into three parts; 
tenor), baritones, trench horns, those who go to get a husband, 
bass horns, trombones, and those who go to prepare for a 
drums. profession, and those who go 

Secondly, the students must merely out of curiosity, 
put forth their effort and time W e shall choose one of these, 
for the interests of the organ- ^ f ema i e freshman who has 
ization. As for the devoting of come to prepare for a profes- 
time, a minimum of two prac- ^ 0Ili m order to make a study 
tice periods a week should be * ner reac tions to that institu- 
adequate for mastering the ar- ^ 0Q peculiar to human beings, 
rangements without interfering called college. To further limit 
with other activities. As far our subject, we have chosen MU- 
as effort is concerned, we can ]\^ Ptn %$ the scene of our ex 

When our freshman first ar- 
rived on the scene, she was quite 
overcome by the beauty of the 
place. It seems that Milligan 
has an aesthetic as well as 

See you in the Gym, Thurs- 
day evening, October 30. 

A Scientific Study 

Set At 456 

Honors Milligan 


For \ -12 Program 

Presentation of a plaque in 
recognition of the Navy V-12 
uni t maintained at MPifp aT1 Col- 
lege was made in chapel Tues- 
day on behalf of the Navy De- 
partment by Lieutenant Com- 
mander W. B. Brown, Assistant 
District Director of Naval Re- 
serve, Knoxville. 

During the two years from 
July, 1943 to July, 1S45, that 
the Navy unit was on the Mil- 
ligan College campus, about 
1,000 different men represent- 
ing twenty-two states received 
training. Many of these men 
continued their training and be- 
came line, supply, and air corp 
officers in the Naval Reserve- 
In accepting the award, Dr. 
Virgil Elliott, President at Mil- 
ligan College, pointed out that 
many of the men who came to 
Milligan first as tNayy V-12 
Students, have returned to the 

|:ampus to continue their studies. 
Dr. Elliott continued by stat- 
.ng that at least one, and maybe 
more, of the Navy students had 
given their lives in service- It 
is known definitely that Robert 
JiV. Shakespear gave his life. 

The faculty that was maintain- 
ed during the Navy program 
was also given recognition. 

The inscription on the plaque 
reads: This mark of commen- 
dation is awarded to MILLIGAN 
COLLEGE for effective co-oper- 
ation in training Naval person- 

„ ... „ nel during World War IL that ^something NAVY y ^ ^^ J&mes 

presents Plaque to Pres. Elliott 
as C P O Ridge looks on 

Courtesy Johnson City Press- Chronicle 

Cash Prizes For Snap 
Shot Contest Winners 

fibres released ??' T™-?? * ! ot ( about a ' our Forrestal, Secretary of Navy. 
ou seldom chjef pe[ty ^.^ c - R 

Ridge assisted in the presenta- 

Aecording to ngures releasee £ajr institution but you 
by Edward G. Lodter. Registrar, gee any of it floating around, 
the enrollment of 456 for this And I dare say that if someone ™^ 
semester sets a new high in the 'offered you a fin, or a couple 
. -.r-n- i--«— of portraits of George Wasmng- 

history of Milhgan College. ^.^ vaM ^ ^ y ^ g]a(J 

Dean Explains 

only do our best. 

Manning And Dugger 
Share Scoring Honors 

By virture of his having tal- 
lied 12 points in the past two an intellectual sense. Another 
ball games. George Dugger is thing that particularly struck 
now in a first place tie with her was the friendliness of 
John Manning as to the number everyone on the campus. This 
of points scored with each hav- helped her to ward off a dis- 
ing 24. Johnny gathered his ease which strikes most heavily 
against Southeastern Louisiania, among freshmen called "home- 
going for the only Buff score of sickness." 

the game ,and against the Emory So many impressions came on 
and Henry Wasps he hit pay her at one time that it was dif- 
dirt three times- ficult for her to give them to us 

Right behind the leaders come coherently: the understanding 
a long series of 6 pointers, and kindness of the dean, that 
Bonny Hale garnered his 6 on perfectly darling football player, 
a long jaunt against High Point, the other girls' clothes, that 
while Captain Allen, Williams, fascinating Prof. Boyadjis, her 
Bible, and Bowers all did their new roommate, the failure of 
nitial scoring against Tusculum. her trunk to come, the lovely 
Tucker is not far behind these weeping willows on the lower 
aoys with 5 to his credit, having campus, tests and classes, the 
;plit the uprights for those ex- warm spiritual quality of the 
.ra points quite consistently, whole school. All these thoughts 
Charlie Dagata has also tallied running through her mind 
iy way of the extra point made a confused, but interest- 
nethod. (Continued on Page Three) 

This number surpasses by five tQ accepL We vi that is exactly 

the record set last fall when wnat the '48 Annual Staff is f 1 ,,* C T t C * Ani 

451 students registered for class, offering all you students who VjUL 0>SlcIIl 

A breakdown of the enroll- have snap-shots of Milliganites 

ment figure shows that there ^d shots of our Alma Mater. This week Dean A. F. Coch- 

are 330 boys and 126 girls. Of interested? WelL here is rane issued a warning to all 

the total number, 204 are vet- wfaat Ws ^ abouL The An _ ^d^ts concernin g the cut sys- 

erans. nual Staff, in order to have the tern. This warning is a result 

The students at Milligan re- best possible pictures for the of several students having re- 
present 20 states, Washington. Year Book, is sponsoring a ceived a grade of "F" in classes 
D. C and one foreign country. SNAP SHOT CONTEST. Cash due to excessive cuts. 
Puerto Rico, United States' prizes will be awarded for the It was pointed out that the 
possession in the West Indies, three best shots entered, as number of cuts obtainable in 
sends three fair senorites. The judged by the Feature Editor any one r-lag^ is equal to the 
District of Columbia is repres- ^d three members of the Facul- credit hours plus one. In other 
ented by one student The re- ty. A special page in the An- words, a student is allowed four 
gistration by states is as follows: nua i iR-iu he devoted to these cuts in a three hour course. 

Tennessee, 249; Virginia, 110: winners. Unexcused absences in excess 

Pennsylvania, 23; Ohio, 16; Ken- Any and everyone on the to this number will result in an 

tucky, 10; West Virginia, 10; campus is eligible to 1 enter as automatic "F" in the course. 

North Carolina, 8; Arkansas, 4; many pictures as they wish. If there is any doubt or ques- 

New York, 4; Alabama, 3; In- First, write your name on the tions concerning absences, the 

diana, 3; Mississippi, 2; South back of your entries, so that student is urged to check with 

Carolina, 2; Washington, 2. we can give credit where credit Dean Cochrane. 

There is one student from js due, and also return any 

each of the following states: shots that are not used. Then f J? \pjr>e 

California. Connecticut, Illinois, pu t them in an envelope mark- ' " "Wv 

Iowa, Maryland, and New ed "Annual Staff" and leave 


them at the desk in the Library. ... , , .*-.».. 

„ .. . All students are invited to 

„ , T~^ ~ . B T nto T- a H y0U ,T attend *= "^ss of the Col- 
Buffalo's Elect Officers to aim on the cash, get hot Jege c R g^^f^ ^ H<jp _ 

on the id ea . . wood Memorial Christian church 

The Women's Athletic Asso- _, ,,„ ni 7 c at 6:0 ° o'clqck each Sunday 

ciation elected officers at their 1 lW M L>iUO OCtyS evening. An outdoor campfire 

October meeting. This club is service is being planned for 

composed of the girls who have Sunday, October 26. .Every 

earned enough points in intra- Any student of Milligan Col- meeting is being planned to be 

murals to entitle them to a Buf- lege having a high school or interesting and worthwhile. So 

falo or "M." The club is a other Monogramed sweater are - ■ • - "For the better things in 

recreational club and functions requested not to wear them on life, young people, attend Chris- 

for that purpose. the campus. Failure to do this tian Endeavor." 

The officers are: would not be an accurate re- Officers elected recently are 

Carolyn Walker. President presentation of Milligan nor the Eldon King. President; Betty Jo 

JudySkeen, Vice-president, proper recognition and respect Grubbs, Vice-president; Claire 

Martha Bunton, Secretary- to the men entitled to wear the Elliott, Secretary: and Bob Grif- 

Treasurer. * Milligan "M". fi ^ Treasurer. 





Published every two weeks by the Students of Milligan College 

Editor-in-chief Robert Rhea 

News Editor Bob Griffin 

Sports Editor.„ — 
Feature Writers: 


.Ed McDonald 

Billie Pruitt, Grace Lang, Betty Lou 

Stratton, John Harris, Clayton Mullins 

.Joe Hagan, Ralph McLean, Glenn Corlew 

Ed Childress 

Fred Blake 

Phot ographer 

Copy Editor 

Advisors Professor Guy Oaks, Chaplain Elmer Lewis 

Just Rambling 


My cousin anu I were Freshmen in college together. 

The first week we did what many of you did your first 

We're going to take you on week— bougni. a lot of post-cards to send to friends 

Greetings From The President 

a little trip around Milligan back home. After we had mailed them to everyone we 
College campus. Don't be sur- could think of, we had one left. My cousin came from a 
prised if we land out on the small town in southern Ohio. Jokingly I suggested that 
West Coast or take a jaunt up she send it to an old negro in the village, Al Newland. 
to the frozen New England. It Old Al was the only black person in town. She sent 
will really be a part ot Milligan. him the last card. She told him that was a picture of 
A part of Milligan, you say? the place where she went to college and said that she 
Let me show you how. hadn't forgotten the folks back home. 

Take Glenn uoriew for ex- Old Al had lived in that town for fifty years but 

ample. Glenri nad never heard that was the first mail he had ever received. Since he 
of Milligan until one day when didn't have a mail-box, the postmaster took it down to his 
he and his Duddy were talking one-room shack. 

about colleges, his buddy told He carried that card around town with him, showing 

him what a swell place Milligan it to everyone. He stopped my grandfather three times 

I appreciate the opportunity given me to express to all of the was. Glenn calls Tollhouse, to show it to him. 

students of Milligan College a hearty word of welcome. California his home, for it was In a few days old Al became ill. Everytime the doctor 

We are glad to have such a large number of our former there that he graduated from and neighbors went to Ste him, he would pull the card 

students return for continued study at Milligan College, and we ^school and spent most of out from under his pillow and say, "Read it to me." One 

*..*•' hu life ,-until he decided to morning when the doctor called, he found that old Al 

are very happy to greet such a fine group of new students .. join the Navy and see the had died He was c i utching the tear-stained, penny card 

this year. , world." Glenn is a Senior in in his hand — the most precious thing that he possessed. 

You are a part of the largest student body ever to be enrolled Business Administration and Maybe you know someone in your hometown to whom 

at Milligan Four hundred fifty six students from 20 states, P lans to s P™d the rest of his a card would mean just as much. And, speaking of 

Washington, D. C, and Puerto Rico came to the college at the !, lfe ,J? "S^ Central Califor- writing, have you written home this week? No matter 

s ' ... " ,„ . ,. .. , he hkes about Milligan is the how grown-up you may feel, to your mother and father 

beginning of this term. We have here a fine cross-section of nia „ (?) 0ne of the many thjngs yQU are gm a boy Qr gjr , They are interested in a „ 

America adventuring together in the great task of Christian beautiful scenery in the sum- that you do, and each day they wonder just how you are. 
Education which we sincerely believe is the Hope of the World, mer and fall. However, he says Never let them feel that you have forgotten them. 
Character building, first of all, is the chief pillar of this program. that he is adverse to the harsh Write today! 

In every area of our College experience, let us work together wmters - —Mildred Welshimer 

for excellence. Let us become well rounded individuals by ^efs move up from California 

.... a bit north and greet the Pettits, 
giving our best to our academic work, participating fully in Horace and Lois Horace gradu _ 

some phase of the extra-curricular program, and, above all, a t e d from Grundy, Virginia 

deepen our faith in God who has created us and sustains us daily High School before moving to 

as His fellow-workers. Chehalis, Washington, while 

Lois finished her high school 

A„,_ . _. academic work at the Chehalis, 

I lipfk I If) Washington High School. Liv- 

* '" [ ° ing not too far from Milligan for 

Notice To All Students 

The Stampede is financed by your publication fee. It is 
imperative that this fee is PAID IN FULL at the business 
office. If your fee is unpaid, attend to it at the, earliest pos- 
sible date. Following the publication of this first issue, you 
will receive your Stampede every other Friday at the close 
of the Chapel period. 

While sitting in church this past Sunday, I was very several years and having a sis- 
much impressed and even a bit inspired, as I listened to jer who attended Milligan be- Antiyitipc I :) |(>ll(i;il' V (IT NoVPmnPr 
the morning sermon. The theme was Positive Christian tore them, the Pettits were well ^ILUVIUCS ^cUCIlUdl 1 UI IIUVCUUJCI 

Living, and had its central thought a question with acquainted with the college be- November 1— Football game, Jefferson City. 

which we could all well afford to check ourselves. That fore lhe y came - Lois attended November 8— Homecoming Game, Johnson City, Tenn. Weslyan. 

query was this: "Am I living in the present by feeding on the College of Puget Sound as November 9— Homecoming Tea. 

my past achievements'" a fresman and then transferred November 15— Football game, Elizabethton, with Appalachian S. 

"It is like trying to drive our car with the entire wind- t0 Mllli e an - She is in her junior November 20-Formal buffet supper in Gym. 
shield smothered by a colossal rear view mirror. As we Z™ r c0 £°™Z^ZT!!L * ============ 

move along the road of life, we become so engrossed by f' s f^ v T r W h " „ , f 
what has happened behind that we fail to see the road ^TJw^ ?Zi 
ahead. It is inevitable that we will crash unless we snap XXfJ^ *« 
out of it and face reality. ,.,,.,„ . .. like it, as this is my fourth 

Probably freshmen are the most likely to fall as victims year „ Lois said> „j uke Mfl _ 
to this sort of condition. College is new and strange. It ligan fjne but t ' wish that the 
takes time to adjust, and during this period the ego re- co u ege h ad riding stables, 
fuses to become subordinate to this new environment. T cou } d ride horses. Yipee'" 
Freshmen, check yourself! Are you trying to build a That gives ,. we all Southerners" 
reputation here by bragging about your accomplishments a gIimpse ot the i ife of the 
in high school? Here at Milligan we are intrested in what totr j Northwest 

you are, not what you have been. What are you putting Now leVs travel a distance of we find Fred Blake just mark- no e 

into your new college life? There is a great spirit here! about 3 000 miles t0 p rinC e ton ln e t,me untl1 sch ° o1 at MiUigan ___,_ _,.*„„.*, „ _£,„ 

ter for the government. She's 

a psychology major here at Mil 

ligan and likes it very much. 

By now we are well tanned 

and are ready to start off on , 

... „„„;„ t+'„ „,™~ has irhrvril I'ollcur.s and univer. 

our trip again. Its summer .,. , ., , f , , 

Notice to Veterans 

Beginning with the fall quar- 
ter, the Veterans Administration 

now and the trees and the grass 
are at their greenest. Since it's 

sities of the burden of keeping 
will accept the decision of school 

so nice out, I think it is safe to sp , ecla records ""students, and 
risk one more trip and that is °" iclals as t0 whether or not 
Stamford, Connecticut. Here * e a »enf a »™ and grades of 

GI students are satisfactory. It 

If you fail to grasp it, then you will have failed to try. ^ ew j ersey . \\r e see John Vac 

—John Hasty carQ about 

starts. Fred plans 
teacher when he 

to hp a cords of attendance and grades, 

It's No Snapp . . 

1C receives his and ' U was P° inted out - il wiU 

to board a train for d f colleee and that be the responsibility of school 

Milligan College, Tennessee. ' ^ U -wi-i-i- *« --*«*» "* *- :- 

There's a story behind that lit- 

If we print silly jokes, people will say we are silly. 
If we don't, they will say we are too serious 
If we clip things and print them we're too lazy to write, 
If we don't we're stuck on our own stuff. 

is one reason he is an English 

major. His pastor at Stamford, 

. Leslie Wood, is a graduate 
went to Princeton High School - ,,.„. 

, . .. , , _ b . . of Milligan and so, of course, 

tie train ride, though. John 

and also attended Pennington . 

Prep School at Pennington, New 

Jersey, where his football coach 

, encouraged him to come to Mil- 

If we stick too close to the job, they say we ought to get out and ljgan Thjs ig John>s ^ ^ 

officials to notify VA to 
terrupt the training status of 
students who withdraw or whose 
record or conduct is unsatis- 


hunt news. 

in the South, and he really likes 

If we devote too much time to our publication, we're shirking it hgre H& ,; g freshman and is 

a physical education major. He's 
really entered into the campus 
life here, and can easily be re- 
cognized on the football field 
by that big number. 

While we're traveling 
might as well do it up right. 

our other responsibilities 
And, like as not, someone will say we copied this from some 

other publication. 
And we did ! ! ! ! 

Centerville, U. S 
October 22, 1947 

Thanks for the nice big lettur tellin us all about Milligan a little cold up in New Jersey. 

Collidge and all the freshmen who are there with the idee that so let's take a little jaunt down 

' the world has a opening for them. But they got nothing on us to Puerto Rico. Who 

guys here in Centerville cause most of us is in the hole now, on pretty little miss with the Mil 

account of twirp season dosn't start til next week. ligan College pennant? I'm not «, . ■, — , ,. 

Say, what's a pre-med? And why was they all pulling the sure - yes, V™, it's Nydia BaUes- ^jiysicai Education 

jeep out of the mud at the football game you tol us abot. And ter - Nvd,a hails from San Club Elect Officers 

why was they all carryin bones with em which reminds me I Sebastian, Puerto Rico, but her 

have a bone to pick with you for not riting sooner. But I kno hi e h school work was done at 

put in a well 

plug" for the alma mater. 

Fred's answer to the question 

about how he likes Milligan was 

very interesting. He said, "I 

like it. It makes me mad when 

people gripe about the fine 

school we have." 

So you see, friends, you don't 

have to travel all over the 

country or even out of the Stat- 
es in order to learn about these * wn * bud! 

places, as they are right here at There ar e fifty-seven rules for 

MiUigan. I think that everyone sucess in school. The first is to 
Besides my toes were getting wjU | me when ; deliver the g oods _never mind 

" ' N ^- Jersey. ^ Mmigan ^ ^ Biggest about the other fifty-six. 

• " ^u" small college in America. Our 

travelogue helps to prove it. 

A wedding ring, like a tour- 
niquet, can stop your circula- 

Early to bed and early to rise 
and you'll never show red in the 
whites of your eyes. 

A Frenchman came to London 

to learn the language, and soon 

The Physical Education Club got into difficulties with his 

you must be awful busy with all those clubs you told us abot Lares High School, Lares, Puerto held its first meeting October pronunciation, especially rwith 

' and the parties and the football games and stuff. And do they Rico ; How did .. y ° u eve i" hap " lst - The time was devoted to the group comprising "through," 

' have any classes at Milligan collidge like we have arithmetic ?. en t0 com ^ '° Milh San Nydia? the election of new officers and "plough," and "rough." 

and geography and stuff here? If not I wish I wus in collidge " s " ms l ^ at one g her nigh to ways and means of making it When the film of "Cavalcade" 

cause that would be lots mor fun. scnooi teachers in Puerto Rico a (progressive 'and active or- began its run, and one newspap- 

. , . ,, . T . w ent to scnooi at Milligan and ganization. er review was headpd " "Caval- 

But I went to a party yesterday over to Marys house. It : t influpn™rf Li a ♦« w i i * ^ «■ er review was neaaea cavai- 

, . t * <?u Z. a , „_ u~a,. *„^i ™ ™,.+„v, * i, n,„* ' ' Itulue nced JNydia to Newly elected officers were: cade' Pronounced Success, the 

was lots of fun. She made ever body feel so mutch to home that come to MiIUgan . WeU done, Bill Showalter, President; Duard Frenchman went back home 

nearly all of us wished we was and I wish you wus too, cause faithful alumna EvidenU t ' President Ruth * rent * man wetback home. 

, I miss you. So please anser his letter rite away because IVi y. s . has quite , hoId OQ Nydia> . Neili ' Secretary . Treasur ' er; and First business man; „ M of . 

sick in bed from eating too much cake at the party last night. {or she says that ahe isn , t . Joe Cra|n Sergeant . at . Arms . fice boy whisUes whil / * 

Hopin you are the same. back to Puerto Rico _ but is gQ _ f works." 

JIMMY ing t0 tCaCh Spanish in some o' A hair in the head is worth Second business man: You're 

our schools or be an interpre- two in the brush. lucky! Mine just whistles." 




A Buffalo 

After hibernating for the past 
several months, the old Buffalo 
is back on the job again, look- 
ing over this year's crop of 
freshmen, as well as upper- 
classmen, and sniffing out choice 
bits of gossip to divulge to you 
readers. Here 'tis: 

Tom Hagy is STILL wooing 
our little red-headed Yankee, 
Peg Welsh. It's one Milligan 
romance that doesn't seem to 
change with the weather. 

Connie Mynatt was all aglow 
at the Milligan-Western Caro- 
lina football game Saturday 
night. Certainly is good to 
have Mr. Carder back in the 
vicinity, isn't it, Miss Mynatt? 

Kenny Acres is doing his best 
to instigate another Civil War 
(if only a minor one). He just 
can't seem to make up his mind 
over a Southern belle and a 
Northern siren. 

Must run in the family! Twin 
sister Emma Allen is happiest 
when she's with her "Preacher," 

Incidentally, Jimmy Rose, 
you're looking extremely .... 

Hats off to the freshmen girls! 
They're doing a mighty fine 
job on that drill team. We're 
sure that Mr. Keith will verify 
that statement! 

We're not sure whether to 
chalk this up as another Mill- 
ligan romance, or whether to 
give credit to the state of Ohio, 

M Club Reappears 
After Two Years 

M Club Pledges Snapped on Campus Courtesy Johnson City Press- 

but we do agree on one point Christian Service Group S °S^°°° „ M S M T °H A r L Pre-Med Club 

.... Homer and Delores have »„„,„„,.„ rv.~..+;«w... 

our vote tor "cutest couple on Answers Questions 

campus." Several questions concerning 

And speaking of hearts and the Christian Service Group 

flowers, Jesse is just "Looney" have been asked in the opening 

over Ruth. Our apologies for weeks of school: "What is the 

the corny pun. nature and purpose of the or- 

James Ira Sublett would like ganization? What requirements 

to announce that his name is are there for attendance at 

SUBLETT. He tells us that at meetings and for membership?" 

the recent faculty reception, he Our Purpose is threefold: 

had more than a little trouble 

with mistaken identity. He was 

introduced at the head of the 

receiving line as Mr. Sublett, 

six handshakes later he was Mr. 

Suttle, halfway through the line 

he was Mr. Sullins, and by the 

time he reached Mr. Spraker 

at the end of the line, he was 

one of the Sullivan boys. 
Sparkman, would you mind 

telling us just why study hour 

Milligan College, Term. 




Minister of Youth 


Bible School ...10:00 a. m. 

Worship Service 11:00 a. m. 

College C. E 6:00 p. m. 

The M Club has again re- 
tured to Mililgan College after 
j an absence of two years. The 
fifteen original members organ- 
I ized and conducted initiations 
for twenty-five men who by 
virture of their athletic abil- 
ity had lettered in football, 
basketball, baseball, track,' or 
tennis, making and active mem- 
bership now of forty. The 
M Club is now holding regular 
weekly meetings and expects 
to bring in several men at the 
close of the football season. 

The M Club reperesents the 
oldest organization on the cam- 
pus. It had its beginning in the 
year 1921 with sixteen charter 
members. They were self in- 
itiated that year and Prof. Coch- 
rane was one of the original 

Its goals are high, involving 

^ . good conduct, clean sportsman- 

. ■■■nip, and a higher standard 

>t athletics here at Milligan. 

The man who heads the M 

III club as president is Harry Fine. 

^Sm Harry is a Junior from Lenoir 

llllll City, Tennessee, plays tackle on 

: the gridiron, center on the 

lllllll hardwood, and is a capable 

: weight man in track. Second 

lllllP to Harry is Vice-president Duard 

|||lr Walker. Duard, a senior, hails 

sW from Piney Flats, Term., and 

tironicle feels at home playing football, 

basketball, and baseball besides 

running the dashes on the track 
team. As secretary-treasurer, 
The Milligan Pre-Med Club the M Club has Pa "* Griz. Paul 
met on October 2 for its second a . Jun | or - calls Elkhorn, West 
regular meeting of the year. Vir gima home, and was a 
The Club was recognized, offic- s P eed y varsity quarterback as 
ers elected, and plans for the a Fr eshman but now devotes his 
coming year discussed. About time to basketball as he seeks 
ten new members will be added AU "Conference honors again, 
to the Club from the new Pre- The s £t.-at- Arms is Jim Har- 
Med students. man - Jim ' a Senior, is from 

Blackwood, Virginia and is a 

Major events of the coming 

To stress the devotional 
phase of the Christian's 

To inspire young people 
of college age to live ac- 
tively for Christ and to 
render Christian Service 
wherever and whenever 

very dependable tackle in the 

year will include guest speakers I™* 17^""?" , ^ 
c. That you cooperate with and social functions, being clim- *™ rd £** 2" ™£« 
the program and partici- a «d by the annual Pre-Med v ena capable wefZ m L 
pate to the best of your banquet. The first social event Ve " * "»™ wei f ht man " 
ability when called upon ™ a seiner roast given on, Th _e M Club continues serv- 
to do so October 9th at Professor Hyder's mg to rec °gmze and benefit the 

Miss Mildred Welshimer, na- outd ° or fireplace. All prospec- tetter-m en of th e passing years, 
tive members were invited. 

tionally known leader in Chris- - j-* j 

tian youth circles, is our spon- From all indications, the Mil- MJeO€lt€ OCfllCtd 

c. To actually participate in sor for this year - The officers hgan College Pre-Med Club will 

some field of service. f° r the coming year are: Robert remain one of the strongest clubs jBg^I/IS ~W Oft? 

Our first purpose is carried Rnea - President; Jim Marshall, on the campus. S> 

at State is so much more at- out in the devotional period at Vice-president; and Clara-Ward The following officers were 
tractive than our own here at each meeting and in the use of Wrav - Secretary-Treasurer. elected from the fourteen old 

Milligan? the Prayer Room as a place of 

Tinker Catlett has disillusion- prayer and meditation through- Miss Welshimer's sponorship 

ed the old Buffalo. All this out the day. 
time he thought that music was Our second goal is accomplish 

her only interest. ed through the message given triumphantly in the 

Passing by Ruth Ander's by the speaker at each meeting. His Kingdom. 

Floral Shop in Johnson City the Participation is exemplified 

We are confident that under members: 

President, Henry Evans. 
and with Jesus Christ as our Vice-president, Fred Wallen- 
Great Guide, we shall advance feltz. 

work of Secretary, Martha Noblitt. 
Treasurer, Hoyte Dees. 

Under the competent direc- 
tion of Miss Jennie Lorenz the 
Milligan College Debate Squad 
is studying the question, "Re- 
solved: That A World Federal 
Government Should Be Formed" 

The debaters have already re- 
ceived a number of invitations 
to compete with other colleges. 
Their first debate will probably 

floral fanop in Johnson Uity the Participation is exemplified rwrj 9 ¥ 1 f 1 1 1 

other day, we heard a voice that by our conduct on and off the WoUldl S lntrHIllUrcllS oCnCUUlC 

sounded strangly like Glenn campus. Practical experience is 

Corlew's singing "Sweet Sue." gained through the work done Not t0 be outdone by the courageous football and basketball be with East Tennessee State 

And this starts us to wondering by the gospel teams. There are muscle men, the Woman's Intramurals have opened with a College in the. early part of 

about the lovely crysanthemum three such teams at the present; han & brin gi n g to light the gal athletes. The purpose of this November. 

Sue was wearing at a recent two of them conduct services intramural activities is to provide an opportunity for women The squad consists of: Albert 

football game. each Lord's day in nearby students to participate in wholesome competitive recreation and - Berry, Martha Bunton, Paul 

Mr. Farry, we admire your churches, and the third works to win recognition for this participation through point awards. Conklin, Christine Fair Joe 

taste. We place our stamp of one night a week at the Sol- Anv &* 1 who earns 550 P oints wil1 be awa ""ded a "Buffalo" Hagan, Alfred Lundy, Roland 

approval on her. dier's Hospital in Johnson City, monogram. For 650 points she will be given a school letter. Powell, Homer Richardson and 

Proud Papa Department: Con- Other worthwhile programs are If she earns 70 ° P oint s she is eligible to receive an intramural Ken Robertson. 

gratulations to Len Goddard being considered. metal, and for 750 points she will be given a gold letter pin. 

and Al Manis, both of whom are What requirements are there Anv « irl is eli e ible to compete for any of the above mentioned A Scientific Studv 

boasting of baby daughters. Lit- for attendance at meetings and awards - — ., , _, * 

tie Miss Manis is five months for membership? In addition to awards, intramurals aid a girl in making Ul A t reshman 

old and has RED hair. The Christian Service Club social contacts, developing group spirit and a permanent interest (Continued from Page One) 

Walt Smith told the Buffalo meets each Monday at 7:00 P. M. in s P orts that mav carrv over into adult life - ■ 

in strictest confidence that he'd All students, faculty members, First on the intramural calendar was the tennis tournament, ed freshman. She was eager to 
like to know Eleanor better, and visitors at Milligan College Tnose who entered the tournament were Lee Smith, Dottie Rose, get deeper into college life 
If these two will contact the are invited to attend these Carolyn Walker. Gwen Green, Ruth O'Neill, Frances Umberger, Finally we arrived at the con- 
Buffalo, he will see that a meetings. For those who wish Janett_Catlett, Jean^ Goodson, Judy Skeen, and Martha Bunton. elusion that our freshman 

formal introduction is arranged to become members the re- 
Sammy Whitehead is suffer- quirements are: 
ing from a case of "mistaken a. That you be a Christian, 
identity" also. When she ar- b. That you attend as many 
rived on campus, she found meetings as possible. 
that she had been assigned to 

Ping Pong 

a room in Pardee Hall. Did you Looks like the North is winning Volley Ball 

know, Sammy, that "Shorty" again. Basketball 

Middleton would have been One of the Hardin girls is Individual Stunt Competition. 

your roommate. wondering if Bob Pauley is a Bowling — 

Just like Grant took ,R1ch- woman hater or if he's just Softball 

mond, Marlyn took Lambert, hard to please. Swimming . — . 

Ruth O'Neill and Carolyn Walker battled back and forth for happy in her new environment 
the championship title. After 2 sets Walker came out victorious. She loves everything almost in- 
discriminately. She is also 
Play Begins eagerly looking forward to the 
October 14 time when she may come to 
November 4 Milligan, not as a freshman, 
November 18 but as a sophomore which is a 
January 21 full-fledged human being. 

March 4 

April 1 When you're down 


Intramural Calendar for 1947-48 

Entries Close 

October 10 

November 1 

November 18 

January 21 

...March 4 
..March 28 
..April 14 

April 17 mouth, think of Jonah. He came 
out all right. 




Herd Whips 
Western Carolina 

Milligan Buffs, after being 

1 held scoreless in the first half, 

■ came on to win by a score of 

: 19-0 over the Western Carolina 

Catamounts, in a tough game 

; played in Elizabethton. Claude 

Holsclaw paced the Herd attack 

with his brilliant passing game, 

and Dugger, Kinsey, Roberts, 

and Allen showed up well on 

the receiving end. 

In the first quarter after Mil- 
ligan had won the toss and 
. elected to receive, Western held 
and Goddard punted. Milligan 
i recovered a fumble on the 26, 
but couldn't go anywhere 
through the heavier Western 
line. Then after a exchange of 
punts Milligan got the ball on 
their own 42. Hale's pass was 
intercepted and Hale made a 
beautiful flying-tackle on the 
3. Milligan's line held magni- 
ficently for five downs. ( Pen- 
alty added an extra one.) 

Near the beginning of the 
second quarter, Goddard got off 
one of the many beautiful kicks 
1 he made, this one traveling for 
75 yards on a fly. Western 
kicked back and it looked like 
the Herd was beginning to travel 
Holsclaw faded back and hit 
Bowers with a beautiful pass, 
but Bowers in making the catch 
couldn't quite keep his balance 
and he fell after being in the 
open. Holsclaw to Roberts put 
the ball on Carolina's 5. Hol- 
sclaw fumbled on the three and 
that stopped the Buff's threat. 
Toward the end of the first 
half, Carolina headed for the 
Milligan goal, but they didn't 
have the punch to take it over. 
The Buffs lost little time in 
showing Carolina that they 
meant business, for on the third 
play of the second half, Hols- 
claw hit Dugger with a pass! 
'for the T. D. Tucker's try for 
point was no good. After some 
brilliant defensive play by Farry 
and Caldwell the ball went over 
to Milligan. Holsclaw eluded a 
couple of would-be tacklers and 
fading back still farther shot a 
35 yard pass to Bill Kinsey. Hols- 
claw to Kinsey was incomplete 
and then Johnny Manning 
caught a beauty that put the 
ball on the 1 ft. line. At this 
point the Western line seemed 
to open up and Holsclaw hit 
paydirt. This time Tucker made 
it good and the score was 13-0. 
In the middle of the fourth 
quarter Carr intercepted one of 
Carolina's passes and fought 
his way to the Buff's 28. Hols- 
claw to Kinsey was incomplete, 
but sonny Hale lugged the ball 
for 9 yards. After a 15 yard 
.penalty against the Buffs, Hozy 
faded way back and Dugger 
caught the leather on the run 
to make it 19-0. That's the 
way she ended. 

The fans got a small glimpse 
of the Buffs using the "T" for- 
mation and they really did well, 
for not having more than a 
weeks practice with it. 

One of the most encouraging 
things about the whole game 
was to see the splendid way the 
Buff reserves played in the ball 
game. The whole line played a 
good game from beginning to 
end, with the passing of Hols- 
claw and the running of Hale 
looked good also. 


Co-Capt. Duard Walker 

Buffs Head South 
To Battle Stetson 

Captain, Bill Allen 

Co-Capt. Harry Fine 

Courtesy Johnson City Press- Chronicle 

Music Hath 
Its Charms 

Men's Tennis 
Tournament Ends 

In Appreciation 

Milligan College wishes to, ex- 
press its sincere appreciation to 
the many men and women who 
through the years have so un- 
selfishly given of their talent 
and their means to train the 
youth of this Nation so as to 
.enable them to make thier max- 
imum contribution in a Chris- 
tian Democracy. 

The Milligan College Choir, 
dedicated to all that is good, 
wholesome, and beautiful in 
choral patterns, introduces it- 
self to the new students of Mil- 
ligan College. Here's hoping 
that your college days will be 
colored with music, not. only by 
your participation as musicians, 
but also as appreciative list- 

Yes, music does have its 
charms, lifting us to greater 
heights and unveiling worlds 
heretofore unknown. But the 
road skyward is often a rough 
one, and as Mr. Warner states 
it, "Ninety-nine percent pers- 
piration and one percent in- 

In September of last year, Mr. 
Warner, the able potter, took 
the clay, (that's us), and decid- 
ed to mold our voices into a 
choir that would be well pleas- 
ing in his sight. Each after- 
noon saw us gathered around 
[the chapel piano for rehearsal. 
Breathing exercises, vocalizing, 
preliminary instruction on pitch, 
'diction and various technicali- 
ties were interspersed with our 
attempts to transform the stem- 
med notes into that something 
called music. Mr. Warner dir- 
ected, Mrs. Warner played the 
piano, and the choir in general 
prayed that the spring months 
would find us ready for the pro- 
posed tour through the South. 

During fall and winter months 
local churches, schools, and civic 
organizations invited the choir 
to sing for special programs. 
Then in April Dr. Elliott ac- 
companied the group on the tour 
through Tennessee, Alabama, 
and Mississippi. That two week 
trip will long be remembered 
as a highlight in our young 

The present finds the charter 
members rather rusty and the 
new members somewhat be- 
wildered as we again launch out 
with the Warners directing us. 
Two changes have been made 
since last year. We have one 
hour of academic credit! ex- 
tended to all members except 
freshmen, thus enabling many 
to gain a wider knowledge of 
choral singing by practical ex- 

The time for rehearsals has 
been moved up to the fourth 
period on Monday, Tuesday, 
Wednesday, and Friday. 

On the horizon many good 
things lie in store for us. The 
first performance was a radio 
program on Sunday, October 19. 
Early in December, the choir 
plans to take a tour through the 
states northwest of here, and 
in the spring we will tour east- 
ward. Other singing engage- 
ments are being made also. 

As we look . to the past, we 
cherish many happy memories; 
as we look at the present, we 
plan to work diligently; as we 
look to the future, we depend 
upon you for support and en- 

The men's tennis tournament 
started and ended with a big 
bang. There were two or 
three minor upsets and one 
major one. 

Twenty-three men entered the, 
fracas with Meek Robinette, 
top-seeded net find from Erwin, 
emerging the final victor. 

Joe Hagan, Number 7 on last 
year's tennis squad, was ranked 
second by p re-tournament "Lit- 
kenhouses." But, and this was 
the big upset, darkhorse Bill 
Stanfield came up from no- 
where and eliminated Hagan in 
three sets. This 'was in the 

Robinette and Stanfield met 
in the finals, with the final score 
6-2, 6-4, Robinette winner, go- 
ing away. 

Out of the twenty-three men 
who entered, there are several 
bright prospects for next spring's 
tennis team, which went un- 
defeated last year. Our Smoky 
Mountain Conference crown is 
still undisputed. 

Society Notes 

Among the week-end visitors 
on the Milligan campus were 
Mrs. E. H. Wray from Buffalo, 
New York, Mr. and Mrs. For- 
rest King, Mr. and Mrs. Ray 
Whitaker and Susan Kay from 
Gilbert, Arkansas, John Harmon 
and his mother from Grundy, 
Virginia, Miss Frances Shipley 
from Roger sville, Term., John 
Double from Johnson Bible Col- 
lege, and" Miss Lavinia Watson 
from Hampton, Virginia. 

Marcie Riddle's parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. Sam Riddle from Dun- 
bar, Virginia attended the West- 
ern Carolina-Milligan game Fri- 
day night. 

Professor Hyder took a group 
of students to visit the new 
Watauga Dam, which is just 
being built under the TVA 

The faculty enjoyed a picnic 
at the Laurels last Thursday 
night, Mrs. Nave and Mrs. 
Lodter were in charge of ar- 

Mr. and Mrs. Boyadjis have 
moved from their campus resi- 
dence to a small house on the 
highway between Milligan and 
Johnson City. 

Ronald Peters, former student 
from Bagley, Iowa, is now em- 
ployed at the Marshall Field 
Company in Chicago and is 
taking a course in design at the 
Chicago Art Institute. 

Barbara Jordan, daughter of 
Mrs. Ruby Jordan, has recover- 
ed after a two-w eek illness. 

couragement so that we may 
achieve our goal and so that 
you can say with us that truly, 
"Music hath its charms." 

College Players 
Begins Season 

The Milligan College Players 
have gotten their program for 
the new school year well under 
way. The following officers 
were elected at their first meet- 
ing: Joe Hagan, President; 
Horace Pettit, Vice-President; 
Billie Pruitt, Secretary; Andr.ew 
Montgomerey, .Treasurer; Betty 
Lou Stratton, Social Chairman; 
Glenn Corlew, Program Chair- 
man; and Emma Allen, Reporter. 

Tryouts are being held now 
for their pre-Christmas produc- 
tion, Dicken's delightful "Cric- 
ket on the" Hearth." The Dir- 
ector of the Milligan College 
Players, Dr. Jennie Lorenz, has 
announced that the major pro- 
duction of the year will be Jane 
Austin's "Pride and Prejudice." 
They hope to take this play to 
Erwin, Soldier's Home, and pos- 
sibly other surrounding com- 
munities as in previous years. 

Aside from their own work, 
they hope to see presentations 
of other theatrical groups in 
the vicinity. A number of the 
group attended "My Sister 
Eileen," presented by Johnson 
city's little theatre group last 
Thursday evening. 

Meet The Buffs 

Guys and Gals meet Johnny 
Manning. John hails from Eliza- 
bethton, where he graduated 
from high school after lettering 
four years in football. 

He then entered for the 
University of Tennessee where 
he continued in his high school 
position and lettered two years 
there at the fullback slot. John 
played in the Rose Bowl game 
against Southern California, but 
prefers not to talk about the 
score. This is his first year of 
football for the Buffs and we 
hope there will be many more. 
Johnny's 170 lbs. are really 
packed on his 5' '10" frame 
as opposing teams can testify. 

Another fellow I want you to 
meet is Bill Allen. Bill hails from 
Elizabethton, as does Johnny, 
where he lettered for three years 
at the end position. No doubt the 
reason why bill plays such a 
smart defensive game and has 
such uncanny pass-catching 
ability because he has continued 
to play end throughout his col- 
lege ball playing .Bill has leter- 
ed 3 years at Milligan and is 
Captain of the Team this year. 
His 154 lbsL and 5' 8" have cause- 
ed manyopponents to underesti- 
mate him, but they soon learned 
their lesson after a few plays. 

The Milligan Buffs are mak- 
ing rapid preparation to put the 
finishing touches on their grid 
combine before they entrain 
for Deland, Fla., where they will 
do business with the Stetson 
University Hatters. 

According to advance reports . 
from the Florida school, the 
Hatters will field quite a heavy 
team when they meet the Buffs 
on October 25. In the person of 
Jim Olson, a big, powerful 201 
pound halfback, transfer from 
Georgia Tech, Coach W. C. 
(Brady) Cowell has something 
to cheer about. Olson teams up 
with Bryon Brasington, a Ben- 
netsville, S. C, speedster in 
what has been giving opposing 
elevens trouble all ' season. 
Cowell has two outstanding 
signal-callers from which to 
pick his starting lineup, as both 
Clarke McCullough and Bennie 
Smith have had a lot of experi- 
ence. At fullback Hugh Carl- 
ton, a Sanford, Fla., boy, has 
been showing particular effec- 
tiveness with his battering ram 
tactics. Carlton lettered last 
year as did his understudy, Bill 
Orr, who also carries the ball in 
a line cracking manner. 

The Hatter forward wall will 
average over 200 pounds from 
end to end with enough weighty 
reserves to keep the line at this 
weight point, throughout a ball 
game. Biggest man on the 
squad is tackle "Dutch" Lorenz 
who tips the scales at 265 lbs. 
He is capably backed up by 
Guard Bill Lanigan, 205 lbs; 
Tackle Harrison Solana, 238 lbs; 
and George Ossorio and George 
Douglas both weighting in at 
220 lbs. apiece. Sophomore ends 
Bill Perry and Gil Hopkins 
weigh 200 and 202 respectively. 
Coach Cowell uses a single 
wing offense and has any one 
of a half dozen backs ready to 
pass, run, or punt the pigskin. 
In case Cowell decides to use a 
razzle-dazzle style against the 
Buffs, Nick Triantafellu, a 
speedster from Daytona Beach, 
Fla., will get the starting call. 

Stetson's record last year was 
three wins in seven games but 
with an increased enrollment 
bringing the total to 2200 stud- 
ents, the Hatters will be a tough 
foe for the Buffs. 

Student Dietitian 
Examination Set By 
Civil Service Com. 

Mississippi and Arkansas play- 
ed a football game in 1914 that 
still is claimed as 'a victory by 
both teams — Mississippi by 13-7 
and Arkansas at 1-0. 

With official announcement 

of the elimination of written 
tests, the Civil Service Com- 
mission has completed revision 
of the requirements for Student 
Dietitian appointments in^ Vet- 
erans Administration, War De- 
partment and U. S. Public 
Health Service Hospitals. 

To qualified applicants with 
36 hours of college study which 
has included 12 semester hours 
in chemistry, 6 hours in biology, 
6 in foods, 6 in nutrition and 
diet in disease, and 6 hours in 
institution management, will re- 
ceive a salary for the 12-month 
training period of $1,470. 

Students who successfully 
complete the training will be 
eligible for permanent appoint- 
ment as Staff Dietitian at 

Full information regarding the 
examination and application 
blanks are available direct from 
the U. S. Civil Service Com- 
mission, Washington, 25, D. C, 
and will be accepted until fur- 
ther notice. 

On the surface, combat wasn't It is well to make friends with 
so bad. It was just when you your creditors, but never make 
had to dig in. ' creditors of your friends. 

Come en. Buffaloes 
Keep jour pride! 
Beat the Bulldogs, 
Tan their hide! 

e Home 



The campus is busy 
Everything's humming 
It's Homecoming! 



Alumni Return To Campus For 
^ eekend Of "Remember 1 hen . . ." 


Motorcade, Rally Supper, Football Game Provide 
Entertainment For Old Grads 

Motorcade To 
Be Sponsored 
Bv "Stampede" 

To start the weekend off right 
"The Stampede" is sponsoring a 
motorcade of decorated cars to 
parade through Johnson City 
and Elizabethton tomorrow af- 

Each campus club will" be al- 
lowed one entry in the contest 
for the best decorated car. The 
wi nn i n g auto will have the hon- 
or of carrying the Homecoming 
Queen and her court at the half- 
time in tomorrow's football 

All cars will assemble at the 
College Store at 1:30 and then 
will proceed to radio station 
WETB where the winner w*ill 
be announced on "Milligan at 
the Mike." The motorcade will 
continue, through. Johnson City, 
tour El izabethton and return to 
Milligan for the Alumni Rally 

Class Leaders 
Elected For Year 

Walkers Are 
May Rulers 

Queen Nominees 

Who's Who 

^ iimers . . . 

From all advance indications, 
Milligan College will celebrate 
its largest and best Homecom- 
ing on the campus this weekend. 

The schedue is packed full of 
fun and fellowship for the grads 
and students who are returning 
to the scene of their youth. 

The festivities will start at 
1:30 tomorrow afternoon with 
a motorcade through Johnson 
City. At 6 P. M. the alumni will 
gather in the college dining hall 
for a- Rally Supper. 

The highlight of the Home- 
coming season will take Dlace 
Saturday night at Roosevelt 
Stadium, Johnson City, when 
the Milligan Buffaloes meet 
Tennessee Wesleyan College in 
what promises to be a real 
gridiron thriller. 

Sunday afternoon the girls of 
Milligan will hold open house 
in Hardin Hall from 2 to 5: The 
affair will take the form of a 
tea. All alumni, students, par- 
ents, and friends 'are invited 
to come. 

J. H. Kegley r President of the 
Alumni Association, issued the 
following statement to the 
alumni: "We ar e l ookin g for . 
ward to seeing you at Home- 
coming on November 8, and to 
many years of closer friendship 
in the old Milligan spirit" 

Carico, Shepherd, Wright, 
Hutchinson Presidents 

The classes of Milligan College 
have had meetings recently for 
the purpose of electing officers. 

The Seniors chose Bill Carico, 
President; Carl Matherly, Vice- 
president; Wilma Chappeil, Sec- 
retary; and Duard Walker, 

The Junior class officers are: 
Carl Shepherd, President; Bill 
Stanficld, Vice-president; Betty 
Lou Stratton, Secretary; and 
Lois Pettit, Reporter. 

Sophomores elected: Leroy 

Wright, President; Rod Pope, 

Vice-president; Hoyt Dees, Sec- 

(Continued on Page Four) 

Carolyn and Duard Walker 
have been elected May Queen 
and King for Milligan College, it 
was announced this week. 

Both of these personalities are 
very well liked on the campus. 
Duard is Vice-president of the 
"M" Club and recently elected 
Treasurer of the Senior Class. 
Carolyn is outstanding in in- 
tramural sports and is Presi- 
dent of the Women's Athletic 

All classes held meetings this 
week to elect their candidates 
for the Homecoming Queen. 
The "M" Club will choose one of 
the young ladies to be Queen 
and the other three will be her 

The four nominees are: Wilma 
ChappelL Senior; Lois Neeley, 
Junior; Kitty King, Sophomore; 
Ellen Vest, Freshman. 

Announcement of the Queen 
will be made at the game Sat- 
urday night. 

College Alumni Reorganized For 
Greater Interest Among Grads 

Cochrane Confers With 
Southern Secretary 

Asa F. Cochrane. Academic 
Dean of Milligan, left for Birm- 
ingham, Alabama, last night to 
confer with M. C. Huntley, Sec- 
retary of the Southern Associa- 
tion of College and Secondary 
Schools, to seek a higher rating 
for Milligan College. 

The Academic Committee has 
been meeting each week since 
the term opened, and many 
changes are in the making for 
next year. Dean Cochrane will 
present these changes to Sec- 
retary Huntley for the Associa- 
tion's approval. 

Dean Cochrane also plans to 
visit the Emory University of 
School of Medicine in Atlanta, 
3e .: ■-.-. 

On June 14, 1947 the Milligan 
College Alumni Association met 
in the college auditorium for 
the purpose of reorganization. 
For several years this Associa- 
tion, feeling the influence of the 
war, was inactive. It is hoped 
that the new association will 
create interest in Milligan Col- 
lege among all graduates and 
former students. 

For the first time in its his- 
tory, the Alumni Association 
is operated by a Board of 
Alumni. The 33 members of 
this Board were selected ac- 
cording to geographic location* 
influence in their particular 
communities, and interest in 
their Alma Mater. It is the 
plan to add to this group as the 
need arises and to make one 
member of each graduating - 
class a board member. Mr. 
Den Pearce is the representative 
of the class of 1346. In the 

spring at the installation of the 
class of 1947 into the Alumni 
Association, their representative 
will be announced. 

The officers of the Board of 
Directors of the Alumni Asso- 
ciation are: J. Henry Kegley 
of Bristol, president; Dr. Harlis 
O. Boiling of Kingsport, vice- 
president; Mrs. Carsie Hyder 
Lodter of Milligan College, 

It is the plan of the Associa- 
tion that a Milligan Club be 
organized in every community 
where there are several Milli gan 
Alumni. This club will have 
its own officers and will meet 
frequently for business and 
social get-togethers. 

Another chief project of the 
Association is to publish THE 
BUFFALO RANGE periodicalK-. 
alumni news bulletin and gets 
(Continued on Page Four) 

The winners of the Who's Who 
contest were announced last 
week by the staff of "The Buf- 
falo," Milligan College yearbook. 
The holders of the various titles 
will be featured in a special 
section of the publication. 

A married couple took some 
of the honors when -Mary and 
Harry Fine were elected the 
most popular couple on the 

Lois Neeley captured the title 
of the most beautiful- girl and 
Jim Rose holds the honor of be- 
ing the most handsome boy. 
Those heading the list' with the 
best personalities were Betty 
Ruth Williams and Lerov 
Wright, On the studious side 
we have Martha Noblitt and 
Henry Evans. 

Betty Lou Stratton now holds 
the title of the most popular girl 
and Bob Elliott is the most popu- 
lar boy. Duard Walker takes 
some of the limelight by being 
elected the most athletic boy 
and Ruth O'Neil is now offi- 
cially the most athletic gal. 

The balloting was rounded out 
by the election of Nannette Tip- 
ton as the most versatile girl and 
John, "Fizzby" Harris the most 
versatile boy. 

WANTED: Large number 
of enthusiastic students will- 
ing to exercise vocal chords. 
Apply in person to Cheer- 
leaders in fxent of the College 
Store tonight. November 7. 
1947. Interview starts 7:30 
Please bring school spirit. 

Milligan Has Saturday 
Radio Program 

Milligan College now has 
twenty five minutes of radio 
time over station WETB that is 
being put to good use. The pro- 
grams produced by the school 
vary in nature, but their com- 
mon aim is to give the residents 
of the surrounding communities 
an inside look at Milligan. 

The programs under the dir- 
ect™ of John "Fizzby" Harris 
Betty Lou Stratton, Glenn Cor- 
lew. and Joe Hagan have 
tcaturcd such campus person- 
alties as Dean A. F. Cochrane 
and Coach Rice. Jafiet Caflett 
has thrilled the radio audience 
with her playing of the piano 
and Ed Griffith has made many 
a house ring with his bass voice 

The music for the program 
including an original theme is 
furnished by the "Rhvthm 
Masters." a salon groun taken 
from the Milligan band. Ralph 
Thorpe does a good job on the 
regular vocal work. 

Campus news is taken care 
of in a radio column by Millie 
Coll who's motto is. "If you 
don't hear it in my column, 
it s a rumor."' 

The broadcast to be heard at 
(Continued on Page Two) 

Student Called 
To Pastorate 

Bill Small, a graduate of Ken- 
tucky Christian College and a 
senior at Milligan, has been call- 
ed to Bluff Cits' as Pastor of the 
Christian Church. 





Published every two weeks by the Students of Milligan College 


News Editor 

Sports Editor 

Feature Writers— 

^Robert Rhea 

Bob ta riff in 

_Ed McDonald 



Copy Editor- 

BUlie Pruitt Grace Lang, Betty Lou 

Stratton, John Harris, Clayton Mullins 
_Joe Hagan, Ralph McLean, Glenn Corlew 

Ed Childress 

Fred Blake 

_Professor Guy Oaks, Chaplain Elmer Lewis 

Thf Mouse's Hole The College Postof fiee 

A Letter To Milligan Students 
From A Milligan Alumna 


Only a few years ago we were in your places! Day after 
day for four years we admired the same campus; we lived in 
the same rooms; we occupied the same chapel seats; we had 
sj p-iilar problems and interests. We love Milligan College. It 
is only natural that we like to come "home" at least once a year. 
We like to see it all again, to' reminisce with our old "buffalo 
buddies," and to meet you. We like to join in your "Stampede 'em 
Buffaloes" and we get just as much thrill as you do out of a 
victory on the gridiron. We used to have champio n s h ip teams too! 

While we were at Milligan we learned that there is some- 
thing more to a college education than lessons learned, games 
won and friendships formed. We learned a certain kind of 
Christi an influence — an indescribable loyalty that we have 
always called "The Milligan Spirit" Many of us have at- 
tended other schools, and some have journeyed even around the 
world since we were in college, but we have never found that 
exact spirit anywhere else. It is that which calls us back to 
Milligan for Homecoming. We have entrusted you with this 
precious spirit and it is our desire that it will prove a definite 
influence in your lives, as it has in ours! 

Some of us have been your teachers, your pastors, your 
clerks, your friends, even your parents. We're anxious to see 
you again on November 8th. 

With sincere good wishes, 

To The Students 

This is Homecoming Week at Milligan College and scores of 
the "Old Grads" will be returning to the campus to renew ac- 
quaintances and to see our football team in action. . 

Some of these alumni are coming from distant points and 
are going to great expenses just to spend a few hours on the 
Milligan campus and "relive" some of their past experiences. 
Most of them have been looking forward to the event since last 
Fall. Some, perhaps will be the first trip back to the campus 
in several years. 

When they arrive, it's up to the student body to see that they 
enjoy their stay. The Alumni Committee has planned a very 
fine program but that program alone will not suffice It's, up to 
YOU to make the Homecoming a success. When you see an 
alumnus, don't hurry past without a glance in his direction. A 
cheery hell'o, a few placards of welcome and the feeling that 
He's among friends will mean more to an old Buff than any- 
thing else. 


Milligan College, Tennessee 
November 5. 1947 

Thanks for your very interesting letter. I hope you are over 
your sickness by now. ■ Maybe" someday you will learn when to 
stop eating cake and ice cream. 

Yes, Jimmy, we do have classes in college, too. We just 
finished the first half of the first semester (Mom can tell you 
what a semester is — it's about four months long, and it crawls). 
This is about the time that all the professors decide to give tests 
so they can tell whether to put an E or an F on our grade cards. 
They have us working so hard now between our lessons and cam- 
pus activities that everyone seems to be learning more and more 
about less and less oftener and oftener. Anyway, most of us 
are learning how to speak in public pretty well, now, and to 
recite on various subjects without previous preparation (the 
subject, of course, depends on the class we are in when we recite.) 

By the way, Jimmy, one of the boys paid me the SWEETEST 
compliment last night He came up and said, "Did you know 
that you have a melancholy face?" And I answered (sweet, 
unsuspecting soul that I am), "No!" And then he said, "Well, 
you have — a head like a melon and a face like a collie!" Grrrrrr. 
What would YOU do? 

Oh, yes, a Pre-Med student is one who is taking a course in 
preparation for going to a medical school to be a doctor. All 
that business about the jeep and the bones was a part of their 
initiation. Some fun, eh! 

Which reminds me, it won't be any fun if I flunk that English 
exam tomorrow, so Til hang my "close" on this line and say, 
Yours till the book ends, 

"Man or mouse?" you ask me. 
Well, I spend the days attending 
classes with half-insane fana- 
tics and spend the nights 
squeaking in dormitory attics, 
so I am unmistakably Minnie, 
the Milligan mouse. I ishall 
creep out of my inconspicuous 
corner long enough for you to 
sweep out the cobwebs for 
Homecoming inspection, and 
meanwhile; import with some 
choice bits of rambling reports 
from my vagabond life. 

Viewing the campus today, I 
note that there are many mar- 
ried couples attending Milligan 
who have succumed to the fact 
that truly, "Marriage is the 
splice of life"! The Pucketts, 
Caricos, and Matherlys are now 
over in the cafteria eating lunch. 
Hand in hand, I see Lee and 
Bill Smith standing in line for 
their cornbread and applesauce. 
Both being former Pennsylvan- 
ians, they seem to like then- 
home in Tennessee. Who is the 
man with the smile sitting at 
the end of the cafeteria coun- 
ter? Alene Bailey's husband, 
■Walter. Here comes Dave and 
Dottie over from their apart- 
ment in Wolf Hall, Dottie still 
seems like a little "GURLEY" 
to me, but I hear her life is 
mighty "ROSEY." Over in the 
adjoining room are Blondie and 
Duard "Crip" Walker. Every- 
one is banking on Blondie to 
help Duard back on his own two 
feet before the first session of 
the renowned "Snow Club" 
which originated last winter. 
Mary and Harry sound like 
something out of one of my 
poems. They get along just 
FINE. I guess L. A. Hill and 
Penelope were too busy or key- 
up with their coke machine 
business to come to lunch today. 
I don't see them. 

I was peering around the cor- 
ner of the organ today in chapel, 
and saw so many women stroll 
in with their hair, bleached and 
otherwise, in bangs, that I think 
they could definitely start an 
"Ishkabibble" club. May 1 also 
put that guy Dale from Ohio 
up for membership? - 

I donV mean to squeak on 
myself, but I had to cut a class 
the other day because I couldn't 
stand the bright ties Joe Hagen 
and Glenn Corlew were sporting. 

I see a lot of students and my 
nominees for neatness would in- 
clude Bill Hale. Bob Pauley, and 
Clara -Ward Wray. Duncan's 
blue eyes and easy smile in- 
trigue me. I just found out that 
Christine Fair is Joe's sister. 
Joe "he chapeau" Fair was one 
of our old buddy seniors last 
year. Judging from the beaming 
expression of Bob E.'s face, I 
should guess that he has some 
outside interest. Could it be 
North Carolina? My newest 
name for Looney's car would be 
"The Body." 

Before crawling back into my 
hole, I would like to give some 
advice to all men of Milligan 
concerning what you may and 
may not call your woman. "You 
may call her a kitten, but you 
must not call her a cat. You may 
call here a mouse, but you must 
not call her a rat You may 
call her a chicken, but you must 
not call her a hen. You may call 
her a duck, but you must not 
call her a goose. You may call 
her a vision, but you must not 
call her a sight"! Squeak, 

There isn't any building that possesses more renown; 

Than the little frame postoffice of a little college town; 
Where memories gather daily, and a cord winds back to home 

With a soft incessant pulling as you first begin to roam- 
When wide roads start the calling that will some day lead away 

From the quiet lane s that wandered through a sun-lit 

Each noon when chapel's over they come with eager eyes. 

Those students who are longing to behold the glad surprise; 
For there is no thrill of waiting ever told in poem or tale 

That is equal to the hour when you're waiting for the mail; 
When you watch the hurried postman as he sorts the letters 
As you breathe a prayer unchanging that there's something 
there for you. 

The feeling is exultant when he puts a letter in, 

As the pile was growing smaller and your hopes were get- 
ting thin ; 

But when the box is empty and you know that nothing came, 
A shadow spans the campus and the day is not the same. 

And when your tasks are ended and you go to bed at night 
Somehow it isn't natural that someone didn't write. 

Day after day some students come and find their boxes bare 

Because the folks forgot to write — not that they didn't care; 

But if they could see the students that go down the village street, 
Trying to be cheerful to the classmates whom they meet, 

Returning merry greetings and attempting to conceal 

The fact they're disappointed, I wonder how they'd feeL 

It's the simple things that interest us, just what you did today. 

What you had for dinner, and what you found to say; 
The gossip of the neighborhood and if you're feeling well. 
Just any simple little thing that you may care to telL 
No boys and girls will wander so very far away. 

From parents who will write them a letter every day. 


The Right Word 

Jimmy Osborn, blind, 9-year-old, English piano protege 
brought to America by Captain O'Connell, can't sign his name, 
has had no schooling, but he has a touch of pedantry in his 
nature. When he had ice cream in Ireland, he remarked: 'It's 
better than in England. It's because they use the right ingredi- 
ents here." 

"Ingredients?" teased Captain O'Connell, "That's a nice word, 
Jim. Where did you learn it?" 

"I could have said stuff," Jimmy pontificated, "but I wouldn't 
The trouble with people is that the're too lazy to use the 
right word." 

—from a story in COLLrERS 


Youll never get dizzy from 
doing too many good turns! 

Were You There? 

Where were YOU at 10:00 
o'clock yesterday m or n i n g? 
Wednesday morning? Tuesday 
morning? Monday morning? 
SUNDAY morning? You were 
probably up and around "some- 
where" on week day mornings, 
and you should be in church 
"somewhere" on Sunday morn- 
ings. There are several fine 
churches in Johnson City, EH za- 
bethton, and elsewhere, to say 
nothing of the Hopwood Mem- 
orial Christian Church on the 
north end of the campus. This 
latter is conveniently located, 
its services do not begin until 
10:00 a. m. — and there is a 
special class in the church 
school for college students- 
Practice your religion at school 
as- well as at home. ATTEND 

Religious Census 
Are you interested in statistics? 
It has been said that if all the 
people who go to sleep on 
church benches were laid end 
to end — they'd be more com- 

But what we really started 
out to tell you was that we 
have taken a "religious census" 
of Milligan College students 
(from the registrar's office) and 
have found out that the follow- 
ing churches are represented 
thus: Christian— 170. Baptist— 
105, Methodist — 94, Presbyter- 
ian — 24, Catholic — 8, Lutheran 
— 5, Church of the Brethern — 3, 
Church of God— 2, Evangelical 
U. B. — 2, Episcopal — 1, "Protes- 
tant" — 3 and No Church— 39. 

What The Scriptures Say! 

One of the slogans of the 

early leaders in the Restoration 
Movement was "Where the Bible 
speaks, we speak; where the 
Bible is silent, we are silent" 
In this column we shall — with- 
out comment — let the Scriptures 
"speak for themselves." Next 
Sunday, November 9, is the 
Temperance Sunday for this 
quarter, so, appropriately 
enough, here is "What the Scrip- 
tures Say.'* 

About Drinking 

"Wine is a mocker, strong 
drink is raging; and whosoever 
is deceived thereby is not wise." 
— Proverbs 20:1. 

"Woe to him that giveth his 
neighbor to drink, that puttest 
thy bottle to him, and maketh 
him drunken also." — Habakkuk 

"And be not drunk with wine, 
wherein is excess; but be filled 
with the spirit."— Ephesians 5:18 

"But they also have erred 
through wine, and through 
strong drink are out of the way; 
the priest and the prophet have 
erred through strong drink, they 
are swallowed up of wine, thev 
are out of the way through 
strong drink; they err in vision, 
they stumble in judgment." — 
Isaiah 28:7. 

Milligan Has Saturday 
Radio Program 

(Continued from Page One) 

2:05 P. M. tomorrow will in- 
clude an interview with the 
originator of the name "Milligan 
at the Mike" used by the 




THE Buffalo 


The buffalo is back on the 
job again, lurking in campus 
nooks and corners, seeing, over- 
hearing, revealing 

Those of you who haven't 
heard Dorothy Hendershot and 
Ralph McLean play "Bells of 
St. Mary's" on the marimba 
don't know what you've missed. 
Tell us, Ralph, did you miss 
those cues intentionally? 

The Buffalo's nomination for 
this week's "steadiest steadies" 
are Chuck and Gerena. It does 
our hearts good to see such con- 
stant, unchanging devotion! 

Here's an interesting triangle 
we've had our eye on . . . Lois, 
Harry, and Jack. From where 
we're standing, it looks as if 
Harry is way out ahead. 

Hoyt thinks Allene has the 
most BEAUTIFUL eyes ! ! 

We have a sneaking suspicion 
that Ernie Payne MAY by carry- 
ing a torch for Mary Frances. 
Thanks for the tip, Prof! 

Further snooping revealed 
that Phyllis is tired of being 
taken for granted. She'd like 
you to ask her for dates in ad- 
vance, Eddie! 

Dale, do you and Carolyn al- 
ways take Mattie and Emma 
along when you go to the 
movies? You have our per- 
mission to take in the town with- 
out a chaperone! 

Did you hear about the foot- 
ball player who got himself all 
fouled up by sending a postcard 
from Florida to, not one, but 
two campus beauties? That in 
itself wasn't so bad, but the 
cards were IDENTICAL. Shorty, 
how could you? 

By merest chance, we heard 
a chow line conversation that 
revealed the fact that Bob 
Pauley and Wes Vaughn have 
secret aspirations to become bal- 
let dancers. If you'll ask them, 
we're sure they'll be glad to 
demonstrate the latest steps. 

Ralph Thorpe has chosen to 
learn Spanish in an easy, inter- 
esting way. Nydia, are you 
running competition with Prof. 

Judy, Jean, and Doris were 
beaming this past weekend. 
They were all showing off "off 
campus" beaus. And speaking 
of imported dates, Jake looked 
right happy, too! We'll men- 
tion no names, but her initials 
are Lillian Price. 

And we were really happy to 
see Buddy Meadows on campus 
Saturday. Buddy was one of 
the Milligan crowd last year, 
though now he has deserted us 
for Emory and Henry. 

Wonder what Paul "Sen." 
Stewart is running for? We've 
seen him "campaigning" with 
more "mama's babies," recently 

Prof. Rice, we think we've hit 
on a way to help your track 
team gain speed. Quite ac- 
cidentally, of course. You see, 
every morning in Prof. Oakes' 
Education class Manning, Hols- 
claw, and Tucker race like mad 
to get a seat by Mattie. They've 
actually broken records! So 
our idea is to have Mattie at the 
finishing line. Will you give 
it a try? 

And here's a plug for Jug. 
You haven't LIVED till you've 
eaten an Idiot's Delight. If you 
can eat three, they're on the 
house. But take our advice, 
don't try it! The resulting night- 
mares just aren't worth it. 

We spied Henry Simmons the 
other day cornered by three 
Milligan females. Careful, Hobe, 
or you're likely to forfeit your 
title as "Most Eligible Bachelor 
on Campus"! 

With that we'll say, " 'Nui' 

If VOU'O UK€ A 0AT€ 
BoV SftOUUD V0U--- 

"Whistle While 
You Work" 


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<M" Club 

Girls' Council 

If Milligan is to have a team 
in any sport that will put out 
that extra effort when the go- 
ing is tough, every student at 
Milligan must have a positive 
attitude toward all our athletic 
events. We must think of win- 
ning and act as though we will 
win. Suport your team and 
coaching staff by backing them 
at every game. , ■ 

"M" Club Personalities 

Vernon Tho